(b. 1289/1309, Bologna, d. 1359/69, Bologna)

Madonna dell'Umiltà

c. 1353
Panel, 41 x 24 cm
Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan

This Madonna of Humility is one of the masterpieces of Bolognese 14th century painting. It was painted around 1353 by Vitale da Bologna, one of the most appreciated painters of his day. The originality of his work lies mainly in his singular ability to express human feeling with warmth and sincerity.