BELLINI, Giovanni
(b. ca. 1426, Venezia, d. 1516, Venezia)

Madonna, with Child Standing on a Parapet

Tempera on poplar, 67 x 49 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This early Madonna painting places the figures in grave confrontation, the baby standing on a tomblike ledge. It supports an apple that refers to Christ as the Redeeming New Adam.