The Assumption of the Virgin by Titian

The Assumption of the Virgin by Titian The Assumption of the Virgin1516-18Renaissance, MannerismOil on boardBasilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Italy On a cloud surrounded by putti, Mary forms the focal point of the composition of this depiction of the ascension of the Virgin into heaven. Her eyes gaze upward to the god … Continue reading The Assumption of the Virgin by Titian

Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes by El Greco

Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes by El Greco Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes1597-99MannerismOil on canvasThe National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., USA A depiction of Mary and the infant Christ seated on clouds in heaven, Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes is a large-scale … Continue reading Madonna and Child with Saint Martina and Saint Agnes by El Greco

Choir Vault at Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma by Parmigianino

Choir Vault at Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma by Parmigianino Choir Vault at Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma1535-39MannerismTempera on frescoChurch of Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma, Italy Evidence of Parmigianino’s feverish practice by this time of his life, this detail from Steccata showing the wise virgins. A major commission, Parmigianino saw the opportunity to challenge … Continue reading Choir Vault at Santa Maria della Steccata, Parma by Parmigianino

Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Jerome (Vision of St Jerome) by Parmigianino

Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Jerome (Vision of St Jerome)1526MannerismOil on panelNational Gallery, London, UK The only altar piece Parmigianino was commissioned to make whilst in Rome, ‘Vision of St Jerome’ is one of the artist’s most accomplished religious works. The painting combines different temporal perspectives and toys with spatial relations … Continue reading Virgin and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Jerome (Vision of St Jerome) by Parmigianino