Episode 159 – Venice: Gentile Bellini, Vittore Carpaccio and the Relic of the True Cross
February 6, 2024

At the end of the 15th century, large-scale-cyclical-narrative paintings became quite popular in Renaissance Venice. One of these cycles illustrates in spectacular fashion the legends of the relic of the True Cross that was owned by the Scuola Grande of St. John the Evangelist. This episode examines the three most important paintings of this cycle, which were executed by two of Venice’s most important painters.


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