Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adoration of the Magi

Title and Date of Work: Adoration of the Magi, 1421-22
Name of Artist: Lorenzo Monaco
Exact Location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Medium: Tempera on Panel
Dimensions: 56.75 inches by 69.75 inches

     He was born Piero di Giovanni but he later changed his name to Lorenzo Monaco when he joined the Camaldolese monastery of Sainta Maria degli Angeli in Florence (he later left the monastery before making a commitment). His early works show a Sienese influence, evidenced in his use of line and delicate rendering of texture. His Adoration of the Magi reflects the international Gothic style, with its elongated figures and rich colors.

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