Virgin and Child Blessing

size(cm): 45x35
Sale price£125 GBP


Giovanni Bellini's Madonna with Blessing Child painting is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance noted for its refined artistic style and elegant, balanced composition. The painting, with an original size of 78 x 56 cm, represents the Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus in her arms, while he blesses him with his right hand.

Bellini's artistic style is characterized by his attention to detail and his ability to create a sense of depth and realism in his works. In this painting, the Virgin and Child are represented with an idealized beauty, but at the same time, with a human and moving expression that makes them seem real.

The composition of the painting is one of its most interesting features. The Virgin and Child are located in the center of the painting, surrounded by a dark background and a red velvet curtain that creates a theatrical effect. The figure of the Virgin leans towards the Child, creating a smooth and harmonious movement that attracts the viewer's gaze.

Color is another outstanding aspect of this work. Bellini uses a palette of soft and warm tones that create a calm and serene atmosphere. The intense red of the curtain contrasts with the pastel tones of the clothing of the Virgin and Child, creating an interesting visual effect.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It is believed to have been painted around 1460 for the Pesaro family, one of the most powerful families in Venice at the time. The painting was commissioned for the family chapel in the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice, where it still stands today.

Finally, a little known aspect of this work is that it was restored in 2015 after years of wear and damage. The restoration revealed hidden details and vibrant colors that had been darkened by dirt and age. Thanks to the restoration, the painting now looks as beautiful as it did more than 500 years ago when it was created.

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