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Vittore Carpaccio, Saint Augustine in His Study, shortly after 1502, oil and tempera on canvas, Scuola Dalmata dei Santi Giorgio e Trifone, Venice, Photo credit: Matteo De Fina

Introduction to the Exhibition

Vittore Carpaccio: Storytelling for the Venetian Home

Focus: Exhibitions

  • Sunday, November 20, 2022
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Registration is required.

Join us for an introduction to Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice, presented by Gretchen Hirschauer, exhibition co-curator and the National Gallery's curator of Italian and Spanish paintings.

About Vittore Carpaccio

A leading figure in the art of Renaissance Venice, Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1460/1466–1525/1526) is best known for his large, spectacular narrative paintings that brought sacred history to life. Although for centuries he has been loved and celebrated in his native city for his observant eye, fertile imagination, and storytelling prowess, this exhibition marks the first retrospective of the artist ever held outside Italy.