Virgin In Glory With Saints 1515 Giovanni Bellini
Karon Melillo DeVega
Painting - Oil On Wood Panel
Virgin in Glory with Saints
Artist: Giovanni Bellini
Start Date: 1510
Style: High Renaissance
Genre: religious painting
Material: wood panel
Gallery: Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy
The painting comes from the church of Santa Maria degli Angeli on Murano, it is now deposited at the church of San Pietro Martire on Murano. It was executed by Giovanni Bellini and a collaborator.
The represented saints are John the Evangelist, James, Mark, Francis, Louis of Toulouse, Anthony Abbot, Augustine, and John the Baptist. (Note that Francis and Louis are at the centre of the group of eight saints.)
This scene is not an Assumption but another image of glory exalting the Immaculate Conception.
June 19th, 2013
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