National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Italian Altarpieces and Religious Sculpture of the 1300s

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image of Saint Paul image of The Coronation of the Virgin image of Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels [left panel]
1 2 3
image of Charity image of Madonna and Child with Angels image of The Virgin Annunciate
4 5 6
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The Gothic style of the twelfth through fifteenth centuries sought to bring a vision of the heavenly paradise to earth. Architecture soared upward on thin columns, and light streamed through tall windows. The shapes of Gothic paintings and sculpture often reflect the pointed arches and steep gables of the churches they adorned.



1Bernardo Daddi, Saint Paul, 1333
2Agnolo Gaddi, The Coronation of the Virgin, probably c. 1370
3Agnolo Gaddi, Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels [left panel], 1380/1390
4Giovanni di Balduccio, Charity, c. 1330
5Orcagna and Jacopo di Cione, Madonna and Child with Angels, before 1370
6Pisan 14th Century, The Virgin Annunciate, 1325/1350
7Possibly Pisan 14th Century, Angel with Symphonia, c. 1360
8Tino di Camaino, Madonna and Child with Queen Sancia, Saints and Angels, c. 1335