Architectural Time

Amanda Lillie with contributions from Alasdair Flint, Charles Robertson and Jennifer Sliwka

In this essay learn about how different architectural forms where used in paintings to convey the passing of time; from the depiction of the stable representing the birth of Christianity to the use of ruins in helping to evoke both the transient and infinite nature of time.

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Catalogue entry for Bramantino, 'The Adoration of the Kings' by Charles Robertson
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Catalogue entry for Sebastiano del Piombo, 'The Judgement of Solomon' by Amanda Lillie
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Catalogue entry for Andrea del Verrocchio, 'The Virgin adoring the Infant Christ ('The Ruskin Madonna')' by Amanda Lillie
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Catalogue entry for Sandro Botticelli, 'The Adoration of the Kings' by Alasdair Flint
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Catalogue entry for Gerolamo da Vicenza, 'The Dormition and Assumption of the Virgin' by Caroline Campbell and Amanda Lillie
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Catalogue entry for Girolamo da Treviso, 'The Adoration of the Kings' by Alasdair Flint
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Catalogue entry for Liberale da Verona, 'Dido's Suicide' by Caroline Campbell
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Catalogue entry for Domenico Beccafumi, 'The Story of Papirius' by Jennifer Sliwka
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Catalogue entry for Baldassare Peruzzi, 'The Adoration of the Kings' by Alasdair Flint