(b. ca. 1484, Pordenone, d. 1539, Ferrara)

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

c. 1525
Oil on canvas
Parish church, Susegana (Treviso)

Pordenone's enormous artistic freedom compared to the main Venetian school is beautifully expressed in this altarpiece. The traditional layout of the scene is subverted by the asymmetrical architectural backdrop behind the group. It is also upset by the uneasy but effective way that each member of the group is gesticulating.