Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Sacred Allegory (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Style: Italian High Renaissance, School: High Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Italian, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Florence, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0911

Sacred Allegory (detail)

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