Loading

A King with His Counselors

Master of Marradi1490/1495

High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art

This scene takes place in a decorated hall with two windows through which a distant landscape is visible. A king sits enthroned beneath a red and gold canopy atop a flight of stairs. His counselors stand in pairs before him in the foreground, each older man accompanied by a youth. The steps leading up and back suggest depth and contribute to a sense of theatrical drama. The decorative quality and symbolic gold leaf are indicative of earlier traditions, while the inclusion of a landscape view is more progressive.

Show lessRead more

Details

Recommended

Translate with Google
Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile