Dating from between 1434 and 1435, The Glorification of the Virgin is a miniature Paradise. The earthly world is far away in the art of Giovanni da Fiesole, a Dominican friar who later became known as Beato Angelico.
It is like a mystical vision: in a golden sky appear Christ and the Virgin, surrounded by a choir of Saints and Blessed.
In the last rows is the choir of musician angels, with their trumpets raised in the air, enhancing the painting's perspective.
Here the gaze of the spectator seems to go beyond the flat surface of a medieval panel rather discerning an innovative three-dimensional use of the space. Such depth is in fact rendered through a fan of golden rays departing from the centre, within a spectrum of divine light.
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