(b. ca. 1480, Ferrara, d. after 1528)
Madonna and Child with Saints1522-23
Oil on wood, 29,5 x 22,8 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
This work is a typical example of the artist's predilection for large, richly decorated backgrounds.
The painting is distinguished by the accentuated sumptuousness of the ornamental motifs - sphinxes, voluted brackets, bas-reliefs. Mazzolini constructs here an intricate and highly refined series of gold brushstrokes which he uses for the setting, the door-jambs and on the robe of Saint Joachim.