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Madonna and Child

Maestro di Pratovecchio

This panel was originally meant for private devotion. The child places his feet on a windowsill and holds a scroll on which is written Ego sum lux mundi (I am the light of the world). It is attributed to the Maestro di Pratovecchio, known for his careful figurative use of colour and light, very different from that of Filippo Lippi or Botticelli. Here we can see the development of Renaissance space, even if stylistically the artist has not completely embraced the Florentine innovations.

Download hi-res image TITLE Madonna and Child
AUTHOR Maestro di Pratovecchio
DATE 1440-60
TECNICA OPERA Mixed media on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 48 x 34,5
INVENTORY 7764
ROOM V
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