Madonna and Child with Two Angels (Primary Title)
Virgin and Child with Angels (Former Title)

Giovanni Di Paolo, Italian, Sienese, 1399 - 1482 (Artist)

after 1470
Italian, Sienese
tempera on wood
Framed (modern): 27 1/4 × 22 7/8 in. (69.22 × 58.1 cm)
Framed (original): 20 3/4 × 15 3/8 in. (52.71 × 39.05 cm)
Other (panel): 19 1/2 × 14 1/4 in. (49.53 × 36.2 cm)
Giovanni di Paolo’s original rendition of this familiar devotional subject combines a realistic observation of facial expression with a beautiful stylized patterning of details, lines, and contours. The complicated pose of the Christ child as he wriggles in his devoted mother’s arms leads the viewer’s eye directly to the lovely face Giovanni imagined for the Madonna.
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Collection
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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