Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints
Tempera on wood, 191 x 200 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
by Domenico Ghirlandaio (b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)
This detail of a flower vase on a colourful carpet could be taken from a Flemish panel painting if it were painted using the oil technique developed there rather than tempera, which Ghirlandaio used. In this detail, the artist creates a positive frenzy of colours and forms to enliven the picture.