Coronation of the Virgin (Uffizi)  (gold)
c. 1435 
112 x 114 cm.  (3' 8" x 3' 9")

This painting is from the church of Sant'Egidio of Ospedale di Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.

The Uffizi Coronation, painted for the Florentine church of Santa Maria Novella, contains all the elements that a very expensive altarpiece of the 14th century was expected to provide: a precisely tooled gold background, lots of azure, lots of vermilion and an obvious display of arsenic green. The workmanship of the gilded haloes and gold-edged robes is exquisite and all very Gothic. What make this a Renaissance painting is the solidity, the three-dimensionality and naturalism of the figures and the realistic way in which their garments hang or drape around them. Even though it is clouds these figures stand upon, and not the earth, they do so with weight.

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Marriage of Mary
(Marriage of the Virgin)
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Tempera and gold on panel, 19 x 51 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

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Tempera and gold on panel, 19 x 50 cm
Museo di San Marco, Florence

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