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Painting 'Miracle of the True Cross at the Rialto Bridge', gondolas with gondoliers, on landscape cover of 'Ciao, Carpaccio! An infatuation', by Pallas Athene.

Ciao, Carpaccio!

An infatuation

By (author) Jan Morris


Publishing 14th Oct 2024
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    • Jan Morris on her favourite artist and her favourite city. An enchanting text, richly illustrated
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    “After a good dinner one evening, with excellent company and a bottle of wine, I settled by my fire with a volume of paintings by the 15th century Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio. For much of my life I have been under the spell of this artist. I am no connoisseur, cultural scholar or art historian. I know nothing about painterly techniques, chromatic gradations or artistic affinities, and my infatuation with him is largely affectionate fancy. I feel I know him personally, and I often sense that I am directly in touch with him across the centuries, across the continents, as one might be in touch with a living friend…” So starts Jan Morris’s latest book, which she has said will also be her last: a genial, witty, and touching journey through the endlessly evocative art of Carpaccio. Saluting the painter whose pictures remain some of the most enchanting ever made of Venice, Jan Morris makes her own last journey to a city she has written about like no other. Richly illustrated with complete paintings and eye-catching details, this book is a fitting swansong by a great writer to her favourite painter.

    About the Author

    Jan Morris (1926-2020) was one of the great writers, travellers, journalists and historians of the 20th century, perhaps best known for Venice, Pax Britannica and Conundrum.

    Pallas Athene
    Publish date
    14th Oct 2024
    135 mm x 195 mm
    192 Pages
    148 color, 1 b&w
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