The flight into Egypt is beautifully captured the vivid brush strokes of Vittore Carpaccio. Please note the fine details in the landscape and the water. Hidden boats, bridges, and castles bring the background to life. The figures of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph are beautifully shaped with graceful lines and magnificently colored cloaks. Even the donkey charms the onlooker. A must have for any Catholic home. Staff Favorite. Loved by children because of the detail.
Vittore Carpaccio was born in Venice, the son of Piero Scarpazza, a leather merchant with his family originating from an island in the diocese of Torcello. His date of birth is uncertain: his principal works were executed between 1490 and 1519, ranking him among the early masters of the Venetian Renaissance, and he is first mentioned in 1472 in a will of his uncle Fra Ilario. Upon entering the Humanist circles of Venice, he changed his family name to Carpaccio. He was a pupil of Lazzaro Bastiani, who, like the Bellini and Vivarini, was the head of a large atelier in Venice.