BIAGIO D'ANTONIO
(b. 1446, Firenze, d. 1515, Firenze)

Madonna and Child

1490s
Oil on panel, 45 x 38 cm
Private collection

Biagio d' Antonio here clearly reveals his debt to Ghirlandaio both in the composition and the facial type. Biagio favoured bright, crystalline colors and a luminous palette to depict naturalistic details, techniques derived from Flemish and German paintings like those of Hugo van der Goes.