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510012048

The Virgin and Child about 1480. Carlo Crivelli (1430/5-94/5. The artist uses perspective to create spatial depth but the medieval technique of raised gesso (plaster) for the pattern on the Virgin's robe. Originally from Venice, Crivelli settled in the provincial town of Ascoli Picena, where his style must have seemed both strikingly new and comfortably familiar.

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The Virgin and Child about 1480.  Carlo Crivelli (1430/5-94/5.  The artist uses perspective to create spatial depth but the medieval technique of raised gesso (plaster) for the pattern on the Virgin's robe.  Originally from Venice, Crivelli settled in the provincial town of Ascoli Picena, where his style must have seemed both strikingly new and comfortably familiar.