The Two Virgins Gallery is a gallery dedicated to two beautiful Virgins, The Rucellai Madonna by Duccio and the Madonna with Child and Two Angels by Fillipo Lippi Lippi.
The stylistic differences between these two paintings could not differ more. While both paintings are largely religious in nature, the Renaissance style is more lifelike and true to form. Lippi's Virgin is thought to be a picture of his wife, thus the beautiful detail in her face and true to form features. Duccio's Virgin is not true to scale, lacks detail in her face and is expressionless, which resembles the Byzantine style of the 13th Century. The Baby in Lippi's picture, looks like a baby, beautiful, pure and round, whereas Duccio's baby appears to be a man in baby form. Lippi's painting resembles more of a portrait painting in depth, scale and detail. Duccio's dimension is within the detail of the drapery and the throne, and his Virgin is not true to scale. Lippi modeled his Virgin after someone, while Duccio modeled this after what he had seen from his peers and predecessors. Both artists incorporated transparency in both of their paintings, but their use of light varied. Lippi's use of light looked like it was coming from a candle or sunlight, reflecting from the right to the left. Duccio's use of light was simply in the reflection of the gold.