The Magdalene Master and an Unknown Florentine Painter, end 13th-early 14th century
Madonna and Child and Two Angels, with Twelve Scenes from the Passion, ca. 1310
Tempera on panel, 67.3 x 179.4 cm (26-1/2 x 70-5/8 in.)

In medieval art, paintings were usually part of a larger work, for example, a mural painted on a church or monastery wall. During the 13th century,


More

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1617-1682
Christ on the Cross, 1660-70
Oil on canvas, 208.9 x 113 cm (82-1/4 x 44-1/2 in.)

In this late painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the luminous figure of Christ appears against an ominous sky. Below him, at the left, the outlines of the city of Jerusalem are visible within the shadowy mists.


More

Niccolò di Buonaccorso, unknown-1388
Madonna and Child, 1387
Tempera and gold on wood panel, 152.5 x 58.5 cm (60 x 23 in.)

Seated on an elaborately carved Gothic throne, the Madonna inclines her head toward the Christ Child. She raises her hand to reach for a white rose, symbol of purity, that her son offers to her form the small basket on his lap.


More

Niccolò di Buonaccorso, unknown-1388
Madonna of Humility with St. Catherine and St. Christopher, The Annunciation, and the Crucifixion, ca. 1370-75
Tempera on panel, 152.5 x 58.5 cm (25-7/8 x 21-1/2 in.)

This work, though smaller than Niccolò di Buonaccorso's Madonna and Child, displays the artist's sophisticated and delicate technique, most notably in the complex modeling of the draperies, in the refined depiction of textile patterns and textures, in the detailed rendering of the still life behind the Virgin in the central panel, and the water and fish at the feet of Saint Christopher in the right panel.


More

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, active 1508-after 1548
Torment of St. Anthony, ca. 1515-20
Oil on panel, 69.5 x 119.4 cm (27-3/8 x 47 in.)

Saint Anthony, a Christian hermit, gave his wealth to the poor when he was a young man. Living in solitude, he devoted himself to prayer but was tormented by the Devil in the form of demons and evil spirits.


More