Sacred Allegory (detail)

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Sacred Allegory (detail)

Material Information

Title:
Sacred Allegory (detail)
Creator:
Bellini, Giovanni, d. 1516 ( Artist : painter )
Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
Language:
English

Subjects

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

Notes

Summary:
Figures at leftThis picture is thought to be commissioned by Isabella d'Este to Giambellino around 1485 or 1504, but dating is uncertain as well as the iconography. The subject is a sacred allegory, as pointed out by the Cross on the right and by figures: among them are probably the Virgin, seated on the left, and some Saints. Many interpretations of this scene have been proposed: a symbolic representing of the Garden of Paradise, an allegory of Mercy or Justice, a 'sacra conversazione'. The perfect armony of the composition, with tonal values and light effects, overcomes anyway the peculiar iconography of this famous Bellini's masterwork.
General Note:
Inventory: 903

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-LIF0911 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.lif0911 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Figures at leftThis picture is thought to be commissioned by Isabella d'Este to Giambellino around 1485 or 1504, but dating is uncertain as well as the iconography. The subject is a sacred allegory, as pointed out by the Cross on the right and by figures: among them are probably the Virgin, seated on the left, and some Saints. Many interpretations of this scene have been proposed: a symbolic representing of the Garden of Paradise, an allegory of Mercy or Justice, a 'sacra conversazione'. The perfect armony of the composition, with tonal values and light effects, overcomes anyway the peculiar iconography of this famous Bellini's masterwork.
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Florence, Italy.
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Style: Italian High Renaissance.
School: High Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
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Painting;
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Painting
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Closeup-figures at left.


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