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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 Lippiâ€™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 Cimabueâ€™s Madonna of the Holy Trinity, Duccioâ€™s MaestÃ , and Giottoâ€™s Virgin and Child as transformations of a pervasive and powerful theme (a continuity) in Western art.