Maria mit dem Kinde

Maria mit dem Kinde

Dating
1495/98
More about this artwork
The painter from Cortona provided a decisive contrast to the round form of the tondo with his composition that is marked by verticals and horizontals. What is especially remarkable is that the Christ Child, which was probably based on works from antiquity, is shown standing next to the monumental figure of the seated Virgin. The naked youth loosening his sandals to the right derives from the famous ancient sculpture, the so-called 'Boy with Thorn'. This can be interpreted as a proselyte preparing himself for baptism and, therefore, is a reference to deliverance from the original sin.
Displayed
Not on display
Inventory Number
7931
Birth year of the artist
1445
Year the artist deceased
1523
Dimensions of the object
87 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1894 im Florentiner Kunsthandel erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Luca Signorelli, Maria mit dem Kinde, 1495/98, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/2mxqlAd48b (Last updated on 29.03.2022)

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