DOMENICO VENEZIANO
(b. ca. 1410, Venezia ?, d. 1461, Firenze ?)

Madonna and Child

1435-37
Wood, 86 x 61 cm
Berenson Collection, Florence

The Madonna and Child in the Berenson Collection in Florence is also similarly related to Florentine painting of the 1430s; for this reason it is normally dated at around the same period as the Carnesecchi Tabernacle. The gentle image of the Virgin is placed against a reddish brocade backdrop, creating a very elegant and courtly mood; she offers a flower to the plump little Child. Here, too, the lighting contributes peaceful intimacy to the scene.




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