Coronation of the Virgin

Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico

Coronation of the Virgin by Fra Angelico was produced in 1432 and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Renaissance Art movement. The work can be viewed now at Uffizi Gallery, Florence

 

Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): bible, spirituality, woman
 

 

Coronation of the Virgin is a painting produced in 1432 by Italian early renaissance painter Fra Angelico.

Coronation of Mary is a subject of Christian Art, one of the commonest subjects during the 14th-18th century, because of a general increase in devotion to Mary in this early gothic period

Christ places the ornate golden crown upon Virgin Mary’s bowed heard. Divine light symbolizing their divinity is present. Angels playing music and many important figures are present witnessing her coronation.

Coronation of the Virgin was a very popular painting beginning from the 13th to 18th century and even now in Italy. Mary Magdalene usually dressed in blue and is crowned with twelve stars above her head. Twelve stars on the crown means that the number twelve represents perfection and the twelve tribes of Israel. Mary usually wears blue because it reminds us of the color of the sky. In ancient times, a crown made of gold signifies symbol for victory showing that she is victorious in Heaven and wealthy in God’s promises. The impressive colors and the structure of work of Angelico, who then executed another painting Coronation of the Virgin in Uffizi. Fra Angelico got inspiration from Lorenzo Monaco which helped him to master Coronation of the Virgin.

The work can be viewed at Uffizi Gallery, Florence

 

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