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Sacra Conversazione, Venetian School, circa 1550.

Oil on canvas, 55cm by 228.5cm.

The term Sacra Conversazione, from the Italian for Holy Conversation, is often applied to a painting of the Virgin and Child amidst an informal grouping of saints.

It is associated with the type of single panel altarpiece, with figures appearing in a unified space, which developed from the 15th Century onwards.

These altarpieces replaced the earlier polyptych and triptych forms, in which the saints appeared on separate side panels, with the Virgin and Child in isolation on the central panel.


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