Madonna im Blumenkranz

Madonna im Blumenkranz

More about this artwork
Devotional imagery of the Counter Reformation is central to this painting. This "picture in a picture" is reminiscent of a Madonna on a grey house façade that has been decorated with flowers for a holiday. Yet those depicted are not merely image copies, but seem to be almost alive and enjoying the adornment. Rubens expresses here the dogmatic fact that it is not the image that is to be venerated, but the Madonna herself. Rubens had his friend Jan Brueghel (nicknamed Velvet Bruegel) known for his way with painting flowers, paint the garland. - The unusual motif of the Madonna at the cradle was already depicted in prints before Rubens.
Displayed
AP OG Saal VIII
Inventory Number
331
Birth year of the artist
1577
Year the artist deceased
1640
Dimensions of the object
185 x 209,8 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Eichenholz
Genre
Malerei
Department
Flämische Malerei
Origin
1806 aus der Galerie Düsseldorf
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Peter Paul Rubens mit 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 18.01.2021)

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