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Madonna della Vittoria's Frescoes

1496

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Mantova Museo Urbano Diffuso

Also in this case the Evangelist is portrayed as a young man. He seems to be discussing animatedly, his hand open, with the angel next to him. Matthew's symbol here becomes a concrete figure, it is larger than the eagle, the lion and the bull, and it is evidently speaking to the Evangelist, dictating the text. The angels is, in fact, touching the scroll, which seems to be written in Latin: we can clearly read the words pater noster. From an artistic point of view it is one of the finest tondos: the characters express a subtle and intense concentration and attention to the divine message.

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  • Title: Madonna della Vittoria's Frescoes
  • Date Created: 1496

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