Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Madonna and Child Enthroned (detail) Madonna and Child Enthroned with Donor

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Crivelli's painting originally constituted the central section of a polyptych in the parish church at Porto San Giorgio, near Fermi. The crisp, sculptural forms reflect Crivelli's probable training in the humanist center of Padua. Yet the manner in which Crivelli's figures are modeled in light and shade also expresses a broader Renaissance concern with direct observation of nature. The artist's fascination with the use of chiaroscuro to create an illusion of space and tangible substance has created an overall impression of sculptured marble. Note the diminutive donor kneeling in the lower left corner and the crown which, in the order to heighten the illusion of form, has been partly modeled in low relief.

Keywords

Milan, Italy, Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Painting, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Painting

Subject: geographic

Milan, Italy

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0203

Madonna and Child Enthroned (detail) Madonna and Child Enthroned with Donor

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