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The Castelfranco Madonna is a on panel (200×152 cm) by Giorgion…


The Castelfranco Madonna is a #tempera #painting on panel (200×152 cm) by Giorgione dating to 1503-1504. An extraordinary work, it is the only #altarpiece made by the artist and is preserved in the Cathedral of Castelfranco #Veneto, the place for which it was commissioned by the commander of the #Venetian Republic, Tuzio Costanzo, on the occasion of the death in war of his son Matteo. The painting depicts the Madonna and Child on a high throne and St Francis and St Nicasius at the bottom, both facing the viewer. Giorgione elaborates here an original partition: an inferior earthy half, with a checkered floor in perspective and a red background, and an upper celestial half, with a wide and deep landscape populated on the right by two armed figures and on the left by a ruined village. Continuity is nonetheless guaranteed by the perfect use of the atmospheric #light.

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