Eingebettet in eine weitläufige Landschaft thront der Dominikanerheiligen Thomas von Aquin, über ihm befindet sich die Muttergottes mit Kind und um ihn eine Personengruppe aus 3 Personen.

Carpaccio, Bellini and the Early Renaissance in Venice

15 November 2024 – 2 March 2025

Vittore Carpaccio (ca. 1460/65–1525/26) was one of the most prominent painters of the Early Renaissance in Venice. He staged his splendidly colourful and richly detailed pictorial narratives before the picturesque background of the “Floating City” itself or in the exotic landscapes of the Near East. Lifelike figures people his compositions. Around 1500 he was one of the Venetian painters most in demand, and counted masters today far more famous – for example Giovanni Bellini (ca. 1435–1516) – among his competitors. So how did Carpaccio manage to assert his unique position as a chronicler of Venetian life?

Taking this question as its point of departure, the Staatsgalerie is devoting an exhibition – the first ever in Germany – to Carpaccio in which it will present a number of his most important paintings with selected works by Giovanni Bellini. Compositions by other artists active in Venice between 1465 and 1525, including Gentile Bellini and Lorenzo Lotto, will further enhance the presentation.

Special exhibition of the State of Baden-Württemberg under the patronage of the Embassy of the Italian Republic in Germany. 

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