Crivelli, Carlo

Crivelli, Carlo krēvĕl´lē [key], b. c.1430, d. after 1493, Venetian painter, who worked chiefly in the Marches. His paintings, notable for their rather harsh conception, include the Virgin and Child in the Ascoli Cathedral a large altarpiece (National Gall., London) and Coronation of the Virgin (Brera, Milan). His work reveals a crystalline, linear technique and a fondness for elegant decorative motifs. Works in the United States include three portrayals of the Pietà (Mus. of Fine Arts, Boston Fogg Mus., Cambridge Detroit Inst. of Arts) several of the Madonna (Walters Art Gall., Baltimore National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Mus.) and St. George on Horseback (Gardner Mus., Boston).

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