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Vittore Carpaccio (Italian, Venice 1460/66?–1525/26 Venice)
Date: ca. 1490Accession Number: 11.118
Giovanni Bellini (Italian, Venice, active by 1459–died 1516 Venice)
Date: late 1480sAccession Number: 08.183.1
Andrea Mantegna (Italian, Isola di Carturo 1430/31–1506 Mantua)
Date: shortly after 1450Accession Number: 32.130.2
Vincenzo Foppa (Italian, Brescia, active by 1456–died 1515/16 Brescia)
Date: ca. 1480Accession Number: 30.95.293
Antonello da Messina (Antonello di Giovanni d'Antonio) (Italian, Messina ca. 1430–1479 Messina)
Accession Number: 32.100.82
Date: ca. 1470Accession Number: 14.40.645
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As in Florence, so in Venice and elsewhere in northern Italy painters asserted their claim to be considered the equal of poets. The minutely descriptive style of Andrea Mantegna's Adoration of the Shepherds, painted in Padua, posed a real challenge to poets in its variety and affective power, while the sacred figures in the Venetian Giovanni Bellini's devotional paintings radiate a compelling humanity. Also in Venice, Vittore Carpaccio employed his detailed style to create richly programmed images suitable as aids for meditation.
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