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Madonna and Child

Jacopo Bellini

Jacopo Bellini was the father of Gentile and Giovanni and a great painter in his own right, unfairly overshadowed by his son Giovanni. Here can be seen in embryo the use of spatial representation by a late Gothic painter, shown by the way in which the Christ child tries to come out at us, as if trying to bless us. It is no coincidence that Jacopo gave his son, perhaps his firstborn (Giovanni was probably illegitimate) the name of Gentile, after his master Gentile da Fabriano.

Download hi-res image TITLE Madonna and Child
AUTHOR Jacopo Bellini
DATE 1448
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 45 x 50
INVENTORY 5974
ROOM IV
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