Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Santa Maria Novella; Tornabuoni Chapel
Image View:
Left wall; Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, detail, old and young men
Creator:
Domenico Ghirlandaio (Italian painter, 1449-1494)
Location:
repository: Santa Maria Novella (Florence, Tuscany, Italy)
Location Note:
Piazza Santa Maria Novella, 18
GPS:
43.7746 11.2493
Date:
1485-1490 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Fifteenth century; Renaissance
Work Type 1:
chancel
Work Type 2:
fresco (painting)
Work Type 3:
stained glass (visual work)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
pigment on plaster (fresco); stained glass
Technique:
fresco painting (technique); stained glass
Measurements:
450 cm (width, of side walls)
Subjects:
New Testament; saints; Dominicans; Evangelists (Bible); John, the Baptist, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Description:
The Tornabuoni Chapel is actually the chancel of the church, behind the high altar. Domenico, his brother Davide and their workshop created everything, including the stained glass windows, still in situ and the altarpiece (which has been scattered). Using classical pilasters and entablatures, Ghirlandaio divided the two enormous walls under the wall rib in this Gothic chapel into six horizontally rectangular picture fields, topped with a lunette. To the left is the life of Mary, to the right is the life of St. John Baptist. The vaults contain the four Evangelists. The back wall has Dominican saints and the donors, Giovanni Tornabuoni and his wife Francesca Pitti. The frescoes were restored in 1996. (Source: Web Gallery of Art; http://www.wga.hu/in dex.html)
Image Description:
These figures are probably portrayals of local Florentine nobility.
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
6A1-GHI-SMN-TC-A10
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Santa Maria Novella; Tornabuoni Chapel