Madonna and Child, Barnaba da Modena
Barnaba da Modena
Madonna and Child
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Barnaba da Modena

Madonna and Child, 1367

117.8 x 86.2 x 1.4 cm
Physical Description
Mixed technique on poplar
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Acquired in 1830
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 12


About the Work

Signed and dated 1367, this panel is one of the earliest works by its maker, an artist active in Genoa. It initially formed the central panel of a multipartite altarpiece whose remaining sections have been lost. Its original location is unknown. As seen in the green underpainting of the flesh tones and the gilding of the Virgin’s robe, the artist was still following the Italo-Byzantine icon tradition. At the same time, his rendering of the tender intimacy between mother and child demonstrates his familiarity with the Sienese and Florentine painting of the time.

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KunstIStück – Barnaba da Modena: Madonna mit Kind
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ASK AN ARTWORK – Fragen an die Kunst: Barnaba da Modena
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