Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Presentation in the Temple
Image View:
Detail, the temple priest, and Simeon the Righteous, holding the infant Jesus
Creator:
Ambrogio Lorenzetti (Italian painter, 1285-ca. 1348)
Location:
repository: Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) Inv. 1890 no. 8346
Location Note:
Piazzale degli Uffizi
GPS:
43.768639 11.255214
Date:
1337-1342 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Gothic (Medieval)
Work Type 1:
altarpiece
Work Type 2:
panel painting
Classification:
painting
Material:
tempera paint with gold gilding on wood panel
Technique:
gilding (technique); painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
257 cm (height) x 168 cm (width)
Description:
Ambrogio’s signed panel, the Presentation in the Temple (Florence, Uffizi), once the center of the San Crescenzio Altarpiece in Siena Cathedral, was begun in 1337 but not completed until 1342. A 15th-century cathedral inventory states that the central image was flanked by figures of St Crescentius and St Michael the Archangel (now lost). Basing his image of the temple on the architecture of Siena Cathedral, Ambrogio created an architectural interior view of unprecedented complexity and spatial depth. By including inscriptions in his composition, he departed from the conventional treatment of the subject in order to enhance the theological significance of the event depicted. The image makes the Presentation critical in the history of salvation; in this it is unique. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-LOREN-UG-PT-A04
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Presentation in the Temple