medieval byzantine art

500 words or less

The path from Medieval/Byzantine art to the Renaissance can be illustrated in the changing renditions/transformation of the Virgin and Child. Chose the Byzantine icon of the Madonna and Child on a Curved Throne from lecture 15 and show the changes that occurred and lead to Fra Filippo Lippi’s Madonna with Child (Tarquinia Madonna) of 1437 as described in lecture 16. How does the art of this time echo human experience?

In your answer include Cimabue’s Madonna of the Holy Trinity, Duccio’s Maestà, and Giotto’s Virgin and Child as transformations of a pervasive and powerful theme (a continuity) in Western art.

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