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The Adoration of the Magi Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)

The Adoration of the Magi

Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)

  • TITLE

    : The Adoration of the Magi
  • AUTHOR

    : Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
  • DATE

    : c. 1515 - 1520
  • TYPE

    : Painting,Triptych
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas,Oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    : Pannello centrale 98 × 71 cm; pannelli laterali: 97 × 32 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 16th century Flemish painting,17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 21

The triptych shows the Adoration of the Magi: the scene is divided exactly into two parts by a column, on which we see a candelabra decoration; two Magi, at the centre, offer their gifts to the Child; on the left, the third Magus waits to make his offering while a man behind him, probably the patron, looks out at the viewer. On the right wing, even though the absence of any break in continuity of the scene might suggest the presence of Joseph, there is a man in pilgrim’s attire, who is possibly Saint James the Apostle. Scholars still do not entirely agree on the authorship of this work, which is attributed to the so-called “Master of the Holy Blood”, an artist in whom we find the influence of Quentin Massys.

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  • TITLE

    The Adoration of the Magi
  • AUTHOR

    Maestro del Santo Sangue (XVI secolo)
  • DATE

    c. 1515 - 1520
  • TYPE

    Painting,Triptych
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas,Oil on panel
  • DIMENSIONS

    Pannello centrale 98 × 71 cm; pannelli laterali: 97 × 32 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    16th century Flemish painting,17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    21

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