Carlo Crivelli Facts

Carlo Crivelli Facts
Carlo Crivelli was an Italian Renaissance artist known for his decorative sense and Late Gothic conservative style. He was born in approximately 1430 in Venice, Italy, and is believed to be the son of the painter Jacopo Crivelli. Carlo studied under Jacobello del Flore when he was still a boy. He went on to study in Venice at the school of Vivarini, and then left for Padua and worked in Francesco Squarcione's workshop. Although the use of oil paint was becoming popular Carlo Crivelli painted only in tempura, and his work was exclusively sacred in content.
Interesting Carlo Crivelli Facts:
In 1458 Carlo Crivelli left Venice and never returned.
Carlo Crivelli spent time in Zadar (now Croatia) after his legal trouble was resolved.
After leaving Venice Carlo spent the majority of his life in the Marche of Arcona, Ascoli.
After an affair with a married woman in 1497, Carlo Crivelli served a six month sentence in jail.
The majority of Carlo Crivelli's work was altarpieces for churches. Many of these are located in museums today.
Carlo Crivelli's painting "La Madonna della Rondine" was commissioned by Ranuzio Ottoni in 1490. The painting retains its original frame and is located in London's National Gallery.
Carlo Crivelli's most notable works include "Madonna della Passione", "Pieta", "The Virgin Enthroned with Child and Saints", and "Coronation of the Virgin".
In 1490 Carlo Crivelli was knighted by Ferdinand II of Naples, and afterwards added Miles to the name he usually signed Carolus Crivellus Venetus.
Carlo Crivelli's most famous work was "Annunciation with St. Emidius", which he painted in 1486, and which is now on display at the National Gallery in London.
Only two pieces of Carlo Crivelli's work remains in his home city of Venice, Italy.
Although born in Venice, Carlo Crivelli's style is more Umbrian, with clear and with amazing attention to detail.
Carlo Crivelli's work was always religious in nature, and many of his works included images of Madonna and Child.
Because of Carlo Crivelli's attention to detail, his paintings were extremely realistic and this led to some labeling his work as 'grotesque'.
Some believe that Carlo Crivelli was related to Donato Crivelli, another painter in the 1400s who also studied under Jacobello Del Flore.
Carlo Crivelli sometimes collaborated on work with his younger brother Vittorio Crivelli, also a painter.
Carlo Crivelli died in the Marche of Arcona, in approximately 1495.
After Carlo Crivelli's death, his work became unpopular. His work regained interest by pre-Raphaelite artists, but again declined. Because of the interest in his work by the National Gallery in London, his work regained interest.
Carlo Crivelli's 1491 "Madonna and Saints" is located in Berlin; "Dead Christ" is located in the Vatican Gallery; "Adoration of the Shepherds" is located in the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg; "Madonna of the Candle" is located in the Brera of Milan; "Madonna with Child and Saints" is located in Monte San Martino; and several of Carlo Crivelli's works are on display in various galleries in the United States, and several of his pieces are located in London's National Gallery.


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