(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)

The Madonna of the Carnation (detail)

Oil on panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

The Madonna with the Carnation was produced using a paint medium containing oils and is not in a good state of preservation. The flesh tones, such as on Mary's head, clearly show that a layer of paint shrank due to a disparity between the colour pigments and the paint medium containing oil.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.