TITLE

Miraculous childbirth and the Portinari altarpiece

AUTHOR(S)
Miller, Julia I.
PUB. DATE
June 1995
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun95, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p249
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the presence of the theme of Mary's miraculous and painless delivery of Jesus and the ways in which this would have acted as a metaphor of healing and salvation for hospital patients in Hugo van der Goes' 15th-century triptych `Portinari Altarpiece.' Installation of the triptych in the chapel of the Florentine hospital of S. Maria Nuova; Linking of the theme to the circumstances of the donor family.
ACCESSION #
9506200794

 

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