International Study Conference “Vittore Carpaccio: context, iconography, reception”

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus Jun, 1415 2023

The Institute of Art History promotes debate between leading specialists on the great Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1465–1525) through the two-day international study conference scheduled for June 2023, designed to coincide with the major exhibition on the Renaissance artist to be held at the Doge’s Palace in Venice, organised by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, providing the most comprehensive exhibition of Carpaccio’s paintings and drawings since the famous monographic exhibition of 1963.


The papers to be presented at the conference – selected through a call for papers – will cover the full range of issues that have interested Carpaccio scholars over the last half century: documentation; knowledge and chronology; iconography; patronage and social context; conservation and technique.


The conference – divided into four sessions: Vittore Carpaccio: his patrons and the culture of his time; reading Carpaccio’s images; techniques and restoration; and Carpaccio’s fortunes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – will feature papers by: Matteo Casini, Emil Hilje, Irene Brooke, Gabriele Matino, Gianmario Guidarelli, Rosella Lauber, Stefan Neuner, Piermario Vescovo, Sara Menato, Francesco Trentini, Augusto Gentili, Gianluca Poldi, Brigit Blass-Simmen, Carla Zaccheo, Federica Cerasi, Francesca Capanna, Giulio Manieri Elia, Caterina Barnaba, Egidio Arlango, Valentina Piovan, Stefania Randazzo, Nora Gietz, Alessandro Del Puppo, Rosella Mamoli Zorzi, Gabriella Belli and Mauro Lucco.