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Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist

Vincenzo Foppa

The fresco originally stood high up over a door. The monumental arch inspired by Classical examples, with medallions on either side and a coffered barrel vault, is foreshortened from below, emphasising the scene’s illusionism. The Virgin appears to be looking out from a balcony against the open sky. The carpet ruffled by the wind, Jesus’ protruding foot and the coffers shown in perspective all contribute to the feeling of a living presence.

Download hi-res image TITLE Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist
AUTHOR Vincenzo Foppa
DATE 1485
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Fresco Transferred To Canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 192 x 173
INVENTORY 999
ROOM X
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