The Aldobrandini Madonna (Virgin Aldobrandini)

size(cm): 39x33 original size
Sale price£103 GBP


The Aldobrandini Madonna, also known as the Aldobrandini Madonna, is a masterpiece by the renowned Italian artist Raphael. This oil painting on canvas was created in the year 1509 and is currently in the National Gallery of Ancient Art in Rome.

Raphael's artistic style is characterized by his ability to create realistic and expressive human figures, and Aldobrandini's Madonna is no exception. The Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus are represented with a beauty and serenity that conveys a sense of peace and harmony.

The composition of the painting is also impressive. The Virgin Mary is seated on a throne with the Child Jesus on her lap, surrounded by angels and saints. The arrangement of the figures creates a sense of depth and movement, making the painting even more impressive.

The use of color in Aldobrandini's Madonna is another highlight of the work. The soft, warm skin tones of the Virgin and Child contrast with the brighter colors of the vestments and the golden details of the throne. The result is a painting that is both vibrant and serene.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It was commissioned by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese for his private chapel in Rome, and was later acquired by the Aldobrandini family. During World War II, the painting was stolen by the Nazis and taken to Germany, but it was recovered and returned to Italy after the war.

There are also lesser-known aspects of Aldobrandini's Madonna that are just as interesting. For example, the angel figure at the bottom right of the painting is believed to have been modeled by Raphael himself, demonstrating his skill as an artist and his commitment to his work.

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