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Close to us, a bearded, balding man leads a donkey carrying a woman and child to our right against a hilly landscape in this horizontal painting. All three people have pale, peachy skin and halos. The man has a gray beard and hair, and wears a royal-blue tunic under a ruby-red robe. He leans on a walking stick and looks back at the donkey. The woman riding the donkey wears a blue and gold brocade-like cloak covering her head and body. She has a straight nose, small pink lips, and she looks toward the infant she holds close to her body. The baby wears a white garment and reaches for the woman’s face with one hand as he turns to look over his shoulder toward us. The path they walk on is lined with grass and detailed plants. A river runs parallel to the path a short distance away. The horizon line comes about two-thirds of the way up the painting is lined with green trees, blue mountains, and a few buildings to our left. Wispy white clouds sweep across an azure-blue sky streaked with peach near the horizon.

Vittore Carpaccio, The Flight into Egypt, c. 1515, oil on panel, Andrew W. Mellon Collection, 1937.1.28

Overview of the Exhibition Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice

Virtual Lectures: Vittore Carpaccio

  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

Registration Required

Registration is required and opens at noon on Wednesday, December 7.

Presented by David Gariff, senior lecturer

Enjoy the first of four virtual lectures presented in honor of the exhibition Vittore Carpaccio: Master Storyteller of Renaissance Venice. This lecture will introduce you to the exhibition’s key works. We will also examine how the artist’s large narrative paintings brought sacred history to life.

These programs are free and take place over Zoom; registration is required. Live captions (CART) will be provided. Lectures will be recorded and a link to view the recording will be sent to all registered participants.