RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK -- Michele Giambono

By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Michele Giambono’s 15th-century painting “The Man of Sorrows" via 56 Henry in the virtual exhibition, "Labyrinth of Solitude." The original work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Before COVID-19, there was sacrifice, but miracles only happened in the Bible. This week, the miracles continued with the fall of white supremacist symbols: Confederate statues, Mississippi's state flag, and sports team's names. As we memorialized our cousin Dominic with social distancing, a curator matched "The Man of Sorrows" with new paintings to create a new kind of virtual exhibition. In a world where Greg sings on Facebook and Kanye runs for president, all is now possible. That makes 15th-century Michele Giambono, our artist of the week.

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Michele Giambono (artist)Venetian, active 1420/1462 "Saint Peter" (c. 1445/1450); tempera on poplar panel; overall: 87.7 x 35.9 cm (34 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.); Samuel H. Kress Collection; 1939.1.80; Not on View
"Coronation of a Virgin" (c. 1448) Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice Movement: Renaissance (Early Italian, “quattrocentro”) Theme: New Testament Technique: Tempera on panel Size: 229 x 176 cm
"Virgin and Child" (c. 1450) Galleria Franchetti, Ca' d'Oro, Venice Movement: Renaissance (Early Italian, “quattrocentro”,) Theme: Saints, Size: 56 x 47 cm