Madonna im Blumenkranz
Peter Paul Rubens mit Jan Brueghel d. Ä. (1577-1640)

Madonna im Blumenkranz,

um 1616/1618
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Dimensions of the object
185 x 209,8 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Department
Flämische Malerei
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
331
Acquisition
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubensmit Jan Brueghel d. Ä., Madonna im Blumenkranz, um 1616/1618, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/QrLW9oV4NO (Last updated on 22.08.2022)
That this is a picture within a picture only becomes apparent at a second glance through the black frame and red cord. This reflects a religious tradition, as images of the Virgin Mary and saints were, indeed, often decorated with flower garlands as a sign of reverence. Some flowers have a deeper meaning—the white lily stands for purity and, as such, for the Immaculate Conception. Work on the painting was shared. At first, Rubens executed the image of the Virgin Mary and the putti; Brueghel then added the flowers.

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