Cinema and The Arts as Sermons: The Painting that Rocked Renaissance Florence: the Portinari Altarpi


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Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Altarpiece (or Adoration of the Shepherds with angels and Saint Thomas, Saint Anthony, Saint Margaret, Mary Magdalen and the Portinari family, recto; Annunciation, verso), 1477-78, oil on wood, 274 x 652 cm (Uffizi, Florence) A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris


The Portinari Altarpiece or Portinari Triptych (c. 1475) is an oil on wood triptych painting by the Flemish painter Hugo van der Goes, commissioned by Tommaso Portinari, representing the Adoration of the Shepherds. This altarpiece is filled with figures and religious symbols. The Triptych is one of the most studied from it's era.

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