Veneziano, Saint Lucy Altarpiece, 1445-47

smarthistoryvideos on Nov 19, 2011 Domenico Veneziano, Saint Lucy Altarpiece, 1445-47, fresco transfered to canvas, 82 1/4 x 85" or 209 x 216 cm (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris

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The Santa Lucia de' Magnoli Altarpiece (Italian: Pala di Santa Lucia de' Magnoli) is a painting by the Italian painter Domenico Veneziano, dated to around 1445-1447. Once placed at the high altar of the church of Santa Lucia dei Magnoli, Florence, it is now housed in the Uffizi Gallery in the same city. The large canvas had originally a predella, which has been divided between museums in Washington, Berlin and Cambridge.
The painting is one of the earliest known examples of … [More]