Tag: Virgin Mary

Studio per la ‘Madonna del Pesce’ (c.1512-1514)

Raffaello (1483-1520) Studio per la ‘Madonna del Pesce’ (Study for the ‘Madonna del Pesce’) c.1512–1514 Brush and brown wash heightened with white over black chalk on paper, 25.80 x 21.30 cm Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh This drawing shows a very…

Presentazione di Gesù al Tempio (c.1470)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Presentazione di Gesù al Tempio (Presentation of Jesus in the Temple) c.1470 Oil on wood, 82 x 106 cm Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venezia Image: © Fondazione Querini Stampalia Onlus, Venezia The Presentation at the Temple is one of…

Adorazione dei Magi (c.1557-1560)

Tiziano (c.1488-1576) Adorazione dei Magi (Adoration of the Magi) c.1557–1560 Oil on canvas, 223 × 120 cm Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milano Painted around 1559–60, the painting has much in common with Titian’s mature works. The rendering of the sky is interesting, for the…

Madonna col Bambino (c.1510)

Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516) Madonna col Bambino (Madonna and Child) c.1510 Oil on panel, 94.2 x 73 cm High Museum of Art, Atlanta An innovative artist whose influence resonated for generations, Giovanni Bellini was the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Venice,…

Madonna Garvagh (c.1510-1511)

Raffaello (1483-1520) Madonna Garvagh / Madonna Aldobrandini (Garvagh Madonna or Aldobrandini) c.1510–1511 Oil on wood, 38.9 × 32.9 cm National Gallery, London This is one of several small and medium-sized Madonnas made by Raphael in the years immediately following his arrival in…

Annunciazione (1481)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Annunciazione (Annunciation from San Martino alla Scala) 1481 Detached fresco, 243 x 555 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze The usual subject of the announcement to the Virgin Mary by archangel Gabriel is set in a renaissance palace, overlooking…

Madonna col Bambino (3rd quarter of the 15th century)

Robbia, Luca della (1400-1482) Madonna col Bambino (Madonna and Child) 3rd quarter of the 15th century Terracotta and glazed clay, 53 × 38 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Emotional depictions of the Madonna for domestic worship were very popular in Florence in…

Madonna dell’Umiltà (c.1440)

Angelico, Fra (c.1395-1455) Madonna dell’Umiltà (The Virgin of Humility) c.1440 Tempera on panel, 74 x 52 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam As a Dominican monk, Fra Angelico was not subject to the strict rules of the Florentine painters’ guild. He was thus free…

Pietà (c.1603)

Carracci, Annibale (1560-1609) Pietà c.1603 Oil on copper, 41.3 x 60.7 cm Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna Overwhelmed by her helplessness and pain, Mary holds her dead son in her lap. Pale colours and the pathos of marbles by Michelangelo and from antiquity…