Jacopo di Cione
Education - apprenticed to his brother, Andrea Orcagna
Medium - Tempera on wood
Jacopo strove to capture the mysterious and mystical nature of Christianity. His highly formalized, linear Byzantine style Virgin has a piercingly beauty, with a melancholy look, and a crown and a golden halo. His depiction of the Virgin was as a caring mortal, a compassionate, loving mother against a background of bright gold. He was a younger brother and follower of Andrea Orcagna.Most prominently featured in his work are the holy figures of the Christian faith--the -Christ, Saints, The Cross, Virgin Mary, Chalice, Keys, The Anchor, Wheat , The Good Shepherd, The Apostles, Animals, Fish, Angels, Birds, Insects and Satan.
the triumph of Christianity, Byzantine style artists aspired to
reawaken the divine spirit of holy figures rather than depict their
physical qualities. Their unique style is a combination
of frontal simplicity, truth to nature, harmonious unity together
with precision in details. The use of costly materials such as
gold, precious stones and ivory indicates the degree of wealth that was
common during this period, and attests to the sophistication of the
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