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Artwork: St Ambrose, Frari Basilica, Venice Artist: Alvise Vivarini The picture is hosted inside the Milanese Chapel. It is called so because at the middle of XIV the friars gave it to the flourishing Lombard community that, as a 'Scuola', commissioned a huge painting to Alvise Vivarini. The work was finished by Marco Basaiti, Vivarini’s most talented apprentice, following the death of the master. The painting shows a noble and solemn porch with an embedded compartment finishing which is a true illusionistic masterpiece. St Ambrose, Milan’s patron saint, is enthroned under it and is surrounded by numberless saints. Although some figures are a bit rough, the altarpiece stands out for an unprecedented dynamism as well as for an exceptional shade of colours, which reminds us of Cima da Conegliano and Bartolomeo Montagna.

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Artwork: San Giobbe’s Altarpiece, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice Artist: Bellini The Madonna and Child enthroned with Saints (aka Saint Job’s altarpiece) was made by Giovanni Bellini in 1478 for the church of the same name and it soon became a model for subsequent altarpieces. It is an extraordinary sacred representation that looked very innovative for its time and marked a definitive passage from the Gothic style to the Renaissance style due to its solemn unified space rendered with great mastery of perspective and immersed in a warm naturalistic light, which enhances the large volumes of the figures. The dashing figure of the saints reminds us of the influence Antonello da Messina had on Bellini. The altarpiece has got both a political and a religious significance. The apse with painted mosaics and adorned with seraphs is a tribute to the Byzantine tradition, which is also recalled by the hieratic posture of both the Child and the Virgin Mary. In addition the painting was conceived having in mind the Duke’ s Chapel (Cappella Ducale) in St Mark’s as a model. The inscription into the base of the apse celebrates... DISCOVER MORE ON ARTin App ➡ Link in Bio

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