(b. 1449, Firenze, d. 1494, Firenze)
Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints (detail)c. 1483
Tempera on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
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.