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Quinten Massys: 'The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Four Angels'

The Virgin is being crowned by flying angels. Two standing angels play a lute and a harp. The gold of the elaborate Gothic throne, suggestive of a church, is created with gold leaf overlaid with black lines, whereas the radiance around the Virgin's head and the embroidery of the hem of her dress are executed in thick yellow paint. Though a small devotional image, the effects of shifting background space are complex and sophisticated.