Virgin and Child Enthroned

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Virgin and Child Enthroned
Giotto di Bondone
This Virgin and Child Enthroned is dated from 1305-1310, and is from Florence, Italy. It is made of tempera and gold on a wood panel. The piece uses hieratic scale making the Virgin and Child much larger than the surrounding saints and religious figures. It also enthrones images and has a flat, gold background. Giotto was one of the first artists to use 3D beings, and shows this in his piece. He shows the subjects as full, plainly draped bulky bodies in a habit real space.
The 3D Mary is colossal and over-whelms her slender Gothic throne where figures peer through openings and halos overlap faces. Giotto uses a contrast of light to achieve a sense of volume in his figures and gives them a slight smokiness. This piece is clearly influenced by Cimabue’s Virgin Enthroned, and both pieces are very similar in style and technique.
Virgin and Child Enthroned
Duccio di Buoninsegna
Duccio’s Virgin and Child Enthroned was commissioned in 1285, and is found in Florence, Italy. It is made of the typical material of European art, Tempera, along with gold on a wood panel. Duccio painted this large altarpiece for the church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence. It uses hierarchical scale to show a monumental Virgin and Child on an elaborate throne, flanked by angels. The figural composition foregrounds gracefulness of pose and gesture. He uses a color scheme rich is pastels. The drapery models the figure into convincing forms and falls into graceful lines and patterns.

Duccio’s piece is similar in that they both use tempera and gold on wood to create their pieces. In the image The Virgin and Child are both shown at a hierarchical scale making them monumental compared to the flanking of angels shown in both works. They are slo both shown on elaborate Gothic style thrones and are both on a flat, gold background. The difference…...

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