Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Rucellai Madonna (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The picture's name derives from the Rucellai Chapel of Santa Maria Novella where it remained, after being moved to several different places inside the church, from 1591 to 1937, the year of the Giotto exhibition. It was then transferred to the Uffizi. The panel was commissioned in 1285. The detail shows the angel at lower right. The iconographical interpretation is new in that the angels holding up the throne no longer form the crowning part of a solemn and magnificent background but are all looking towards the Virgin in attitudes of intense emotional participation.

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Pisa, Italy (Rucellai Chapel of Santa Maria Novella), Style: Italian Byzantine, School: Byzantine, Movement: Sienese School, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Byzantine; School: Byzantine; Movement: Sienese School; Italian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Florence, Italy; Pisa, Italy (Rucellai Chapel of Santa Maria Novella)

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-KIF0203

Rucellai Madonna (detail)

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