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One of the most frequently favorite subjects in religious art throughout the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries was that of the Madonna or Virgin and Child. The birth of Christ and the Crucifixion sit at the very center of Christian iconography. Most of the great artists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance painted at least one if not more versions of the Madonna and Child, often surrounded by lesser portraits of saints and even portraits of the donor or patron commissioning the work. This brief report will present a visual analysis of two such works found in the collection of the Frick Museum. The first is Gentile Da Fabriano’s Madonna and Child, with Sts. Lawrence and Julian. The second is Jan Van Eyck’s Virgin and Child, with Saints and Donor.
Gentile’s rendition of this scene was painted circa 1423-
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