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

Madonna and Child

c. 1475
Tempera on poplar panel, 76 x 53 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

This relatively early Madonna anticipates the artist's most popular, almost sentimental works, often produced with studio assistance. Mary's gaze, outward and upward, lets heaven and spectator alike share her concern for the future.