Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Adoration of the Magi (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Gentile da Fabriano's painting is not a geometrically constructed composition. It should be read as if it were the text of a tale, beginning at the top left corner, where the three Magi, meeting at the seaside, notice the star they have to follow. If we follow their course among sloping hills and cultivated fields we can see how they march into Jerusalem under the frame of the central arch, while in the lunette on the right we can see them departing.

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Florence, Italy (Church of Santa Trinita), Style: Italian Gothic, School: Gothic, Movement: Gothic, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Gothic; School: Gothic; Movement: Gothic; Florentine; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Florence, Italy; Florence, Italy (Church of Santa Trinita)

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF1055

The Adoration of the Magi (detail)

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