• Madonna and Child

    Artist:
    Vivarini, Bartolomeo, ca. 1432-between 1491 and 1499 (?)
    Technique:
    tempera and oil on canvas (transferred from panel)
    Dimensions:
    57,5x46,5 cm

Vivarini, Bartolomeo, ca. 1432-between 1491 and 1499 (?)

Madonna and Child

Italy, 1490

The Hermitage “Madonna” belongs to Bartolomeo Vivarini’s late period. In comparison with his most productive period of 1450–1460s, when the artist had developed a manner influenced by Andrea Mantegna – sculptural modeling of forms with a delicate treatment of light and shade, edgy outlines as if made with a chisel, an expressive rhythm of the drapery folds – during the last decade of the 15th century, at a time of the domination of Giovanni Bellini’s painting in Venice, these mechanical devices began to seem archaic. There is a close affinity between our “Madonna” and “Saint Catherine of Alexandria” (Bari, Pinacoteca “Corrado Giaquinto”), and a painting “The Madonna and Child” signed as well as ours (The Museum Correr, the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice).

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Madonna and Child

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Technique:

tempera and oil on canvas (transferred from panel)

Dimensions:

57,5x46,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1922; handed over from the Counts Stroganov collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-4116

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