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<p>Jacopo de' Barbari, View of Venice [lower center block], 1500

Jacopo de' Barbari, View of Venice [lower center block], 1500, woodcut on laid paper, Rosenwald Collection, 1950.1.18

The Venetian World in Six Impressions: Jacopo de' Barbari’s View of Venice

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Carpaccio in Context

  • Sunday, February 5, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • In-person

Presented by Eric Denker, guest lecturer

Due to the event’s popularity, this lecture has been moved to the East Building Auditorium.

Enjoy the last of three in-depth lectures exploring Venetian art. Presented in conjunction with Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice.

The de'Barbari six-block woodcut view of Venice is one of the great conceptual and technological achievements of its time. The view, which is still viable today as a plan of Venice, was created by a team of artisans working under the guidance of the master.

To produce this monumental view of the city, new innovations were necessary in both papermaking and printing. A careful exploration of the woodcut reveals significant information about how the city viewed itself in the context of Italy at the turn of the sixteenth century.

No registration required.

Unable to attend this event in-person? Register for our virtual lecture