(active 1496-1530 in Venice)

Madonna with Child

c. 1500
Oil on panel, 64 x 51 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

Basaiti worked in Venice in the workshop of Giovanni Bellini. However, he favoured stronger colours than his master, as can be seen in Mary's garments in canonical blue and red. Both the figure of the Mother and the Christ Child are still in the tradition of the Byzantine icon.