Sacra (Santa) Conversazione

“Sacra (Santa) Conversazione: A type of representation of the Madonna and Child with saints, developed by 15th-century Italian painters (Domenico Veneziano, Fra Filippo Lippi, and Fra Angelico), in which the persons represented occupy a unified space instead of separate panels and are made to appear related to each other by gesture and attitude.”

Excerpted from: Diamond, David G. The Bulfinch Pocket Dictionary of Art Terms. Boston: Little Brown, 1992.

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