Lucca Madonna, Jan van Eyck
Jan van Eyck
Lucca Madonna
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Jan van Eyck

Lucca Madonna, ca. 1437


Dimensions
65.7 x 49.6 x 0.8 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Inventory Number
944
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850
Status
On display

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About the Work

No other work by Jan van Eyck conveys a sense of such immediate intimacy between the viewer and the figures depicted as this painting. This effect is achieved not only by the tender portrayal of the mother-child relationship, but also by the masterly employment of light and shade, and above all the apparently casual – but in fact highly sophisticated – treatment of space. The floor, side walls and vaulted ceiling appear to extend seamlessly into the viewer’s space, an impression further reinforced by the reflection of the window in the glass carafe on the right.

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  • 01:13
    Basic information
  • 01:04
    Focus on art history
  • 01:31
    Focus on material
  • 02:15
    Focus on religion
  • Kunst|Stück – Jan van Eyck: Lucca-Madonna
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Jan van Eyck: Lucca-Madonna (um 1437), Städel Museum Frankfurt. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/lucca-madonna#yt

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Basic Information

Title
Lucca Madonna
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Mixed technique on oak
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1850

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Motifs and References

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Primary
  • 11FF4222 Mary sitting or enthroned, the Christ-child sitting on her knee (Christ-child to Mary's left) - FF - the Christ-child to Mary's right
  • 11F726 Christ-child suckling, or beginning to suckle, e.g. Mary uncovering her breast ~ Madonna-representations
Secondary

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06.08.2019