Die Himmelfahrt Mariae
Lippo Memmi (1317-1347)

Die Himmelfahrt Mariae,

um 1340
Material / Technology / Carrier
Pappelholz
Dimensions of the object
72,5 x 32,5 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 1-2
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
WAF 671
Acquisition
Vor 1825 von Kronprinz Ludwig erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Lippo Memmi, Die Himmelfahrt Mariae, um 1340, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/9pL3QgK4eb (Last updated on 24.05.2022)
In its compositional form, this work is the earliest example of an image type that was to remain normative for Tuscan painting up into the sixteenth century. Set against gold and thus suffused with divine light, Mary ascends towards heaven. The spatial composition of the roundelay of angels as well as naturalistically rendered details testify to the high artistic standards of the master, who was active in Siena.

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