Miraculous childbirth and the Portinari altarpiece

Miller, Julia I.
June 1995
Art Bulletin;Jun95, Vol. 77 Issue 2, p249
Academic Journal
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.


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