Lamentation, Crucifixion and Ascension: a work of art
Salt and Light Media
May 8, 2013
Alana Coll 2[1]
Above: Triptych with the Crucifixion, the Lamentation and the Ascension
The Art Gallery of Ontario is hosting an exhibit featuring art from Renaissance Florence. Themes related to the Catholic Church and the faith are central to many works from that era. The AGO kindly shared with us an example of some of the pieces featured in the exhibit.
Triptych with the Crucifixion, the Lamentation and the Ascension
By Sasha Suda
Assistant Curator European art at the Art Gallery of Ontario
Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art features over 90 rare art works from the period 1300 to 1350. One of my favourite pieces in the exhibition is this beautiful triptych by the obscure but prolific Florentine artist Pacino Di Bonaguida.  Rescued from obscurity by art historians in the 1930’s, Pacino spent his entire career in Florence, where, in addition to altarpieces, he painted miniatures and decorations for illuminated manuscripts.  Painted with tempera on panel, this triptych depicts the Lamentation, Crucifixion and Ascension. Because it is unusual for the lateral panels of a triptych to be the same width and height as the centre panels, it is often thought that this work may have been originally a pentaptych with two other (now missing) scenes, possibly the Agony in the Garden, Flagellation, or Via Crucis.  One of 45 loans secured for this monumental exhibition, this work comes to the Art Gallery of Ontario from the ALANA collection in Delaware.
Most recent BLOG:
The Holy Father sent letters to Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki of Poznan and to Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, Archbishop of Krakow, thanking the Church of Poland for hosting the World Youth Days this past July. In today’s Perspectives, we also take a look into Mother Teresa’s spiritual “dark night” as we approach her canonization in September. ...read more
FacebookTwitter
A month after that memorable experience of World Youth Day Krakow, Salt and Light Television is pleased to bring you a special hour-long WYD Wrap-Up show this Wednesday, August 24 at 9pmET / 6pmPT. There were so many great story lines: the World Youth Day returning to its birthplace, the city of Saint John Paul II. ...read more
FacebookTwitter
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C – August 28, 2016 Jesus’ most important teaching moments in Luke’s Gospel take place at meals, parties, and celebrations, and we learn that each meal has a far greater significance than simply eating and drinking with others. Today’s table talk takes place in the context of the journey ...read more
FacebookTwitter
Through the end of July, I had the responsibility of working on the ground in Poland on Salt + Light’s coverage of World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow. I could write many different blog posts on the diverse and beautiful experiences I had there, and I will certainly write a few more. But I want to focus on ...read more
FacebookTwitter
Recently while preparing a homily for the Feast of the Assumption, I was reading Munificentissimus Deus by Pope Pius XII. It’s the Apostolic Constitution that defines the Dogma of the Assumption of Mary. In the document, the Pope refers to Mary as “August Mother” (pronounced /ô’guhst/ and used as an adjective –not pronounced /aw-guhst/, like ...read more