Virgin and Child

size(cm): 50x45
Sale price£148 GBP


Girolamo Romano's Madonna and Child painting is a masterpiece that stands out for its Renaissance artistic style and its perfectly balanced composition. The work, original size 70 x 59 cm, presents the Virgin Mary holding the Child Jesus on her lap, surrounded by a natural landscape and classical architecture.

The artist used an oil painting technique that allowed him to create a soft and delicate atmosphere, with a masterful use of color and light. The color palette is rich and varied, with warm and bright tones that create a feeling of calm and serenity.

The composition of the work is one of its most interesting aspects, since Romano manages to perfectly balance the figures of the Virgin and Child with the background landscape. The position of the hands and faces of the main figures is harmonious and natural, creating a feeling of intimacy and tenderness.

The history of the painting is also fascinating. It is believed that it was created around the year 1520 for the church of San Francesco in Mantua, Italy. The work was acquired by Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in the 19th century and is currently in the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Despite its beauty and fame, there are little-known aspects of the painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Romano is said to have used his wife as a model for the Virgin Mary, giving the work a personal and emotional touch. In addition, the painting has been subject to various interpretations and symbolism throughout the history of art, which makes it an enigmatic and fascinating work.

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