CIMA da Conegliano
(b. ca. 1459, Conegliano, d. 1517/18, Conegliano)
Madonna and Childc. 1504
Tempera on wood, 66 x 57 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
There is no really reliable information concerning the formation and early activity of this painter, who was to a large extent responsible for the spread of the artistic culture of Venice throughout Venetian territory. This painting, probably a late work, is characterized by its serenity and balance and its extraordinary formal and expressive composure.