Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Madonna and Child with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine Sacred Conversation

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Venice, Italy, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Venetian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian High Renaissance; School: High Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Venetian; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Venice, Italy

Time Period

Ca. 1490

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0609

Madonna and Child with Saints Mary Magdalen and Catherine Sacred Conversation

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