Virgin and Child, Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano
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Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano

Virgin and Child, ca. 1500 – 1504


Dimensions
68 x 52.7 x 1.7 cm
Physical Description
Poplar
Inventory Number
852
Acquisition
Acquired in 1833
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 16

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By 1492 at the latest, this artist from Conegliano was working in Venice, where he made a study above all of the work of Giovanni Bellini. Rather like Bellini's "Sacra conversatione", Cima's composition in the Frankfurt collection was probably designed for a full-figure altarpiece including the portraits of the donors. The reduction to a half-figure format explains not only the slightly low-angle view of the representation, but also the circumstance that the gaze of the figures and the sign of blessing by the Infant Jesus are now directed into empty space.

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14.05.2024