Closer Look: Veneziano's "Coronation of the Virgin"

August 30, 2022

In this episode of Closer Look, Kassandra Ibrahim, Ayesha Bulchandani Education Intern, discusses Paolo Veneziano’s Coronation of the Virgin, on display on the third floor of Frick Madison. Kassandra explores how the trade connections cultivated in fourteenth-century Venice influenced Veneziano’s artistic production and use of materials from distant regions, such as China, Byzantium, and Egypt. This is the third episode in a series of three, featuring the Education Department's 2022 summer interns each taking an in-depth look at one object in our collection.

Coronation of the Virgin

1:38: Map of Venice in Western Italy, Rigobert Bonne, 1780. Public domain.

1:44: Map of Venice, Homannsche Erben, 1729. Public domain.

4:58: Lapis lazuli. Photo by James St. John, 2014. CC BY-SA 2.0. https://flickr.com/photos/47445767@N05/15057642221

7:16 Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa), attributed to Angelos Akotantos, ca. 1425–50, tempera and gold on wood panel, Cleveland Museum of Art. Public domain.

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