Madonna and Child with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine

Citation
Madonna and Child with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine

Material Information

Title:
Madonna and Child with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine
Alternate title:
Sacred Conversation
Creator:
Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516 ( Artist : painter )
Museo dell'Academia. ID=IVA
Publication Date:
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Venice, Italy
Style: Italian High Renaissance
School: High Renaissance
Movement: Renaissance
Venetian
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
The light, in fact, softly progressing over the faces and garments, strikes from the side of the assorted figures of the Virgin and Saints Catherine and Magdalene, silent companions of the former in sacred contemplation. Also in the characteristic symmetrical composition of all Bellini's sacred conversations, the spreading of a crepuscular and intimate light that tinges the figures is a demonstration of how far ahead Bellini was proceeding in these years in developing the concepts of space and color. The indistinct background, completely lacking any kind of connotation, is just "opened" in depth by the two diagonal wings of the saints which close at the sides the perfect pyramid formed by the group of the Madonna and Child.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-LIF0609 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.lif0609 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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c Ca. 1490.
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The light, in fact, softly progressing over the faces and garments, strikes from the side of the assorted figures of the Virgin and Saints Catherine and Magdalene, silent companions of the former in sacred contemplation. Also in the characteristic symmetrical composition of all Bellini's sacred conversations, the spreading of a crepuscular and intimate light that tinges the figures is a demonstration of how far ahead Bellini was proceeding in these years in developing the concepts of space and color. The indistinct background, completely lacking any kind of connotation, is just "opened" in depth by the two diagonal wings of the saints which close at the sides the perfect pyramid formed by the group of the Madonna and Child.
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Venice, Italy.
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Style: Italian High Renaissance.
School: High Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
Venetian.
Painting;
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Museo dell'Academia. ID=IVA
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