Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The St. Lucy Altarpiece (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The work, signed and dating around 1445, comes from the Florentine church of Santa Lucia dei Magnoli and shows the Madonna enthroned with Child among the saints (left to right) Francis, John the Baptist (whose face is the self-portrait of the painter), Zenobius and Lucy. This sacra conversazione is placed in a completely Renaissance architectural setting, where the perspective study get perfection with the foreshortening of the floor. The natural light and the absence of gold on the backgrond of the picture, make this altarpiece one of the first achievements of the new Renaissance art.

Keywords

Florence Italy, Florence Italy (Church of Santa Lucia dei Magnoli), Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

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

Subject: geographic

Florence Italy; Florence Italy (Church of Santa Lucia dei Magnoli)

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF1208

The St. Lucy Altarpiece (detail)

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