fra Beato Angelico

Madonna and Child with four angels

Madonna and Child with four angels
(click image to zoom-in)
Author: fra Beato Angelico
Painting, Tempera on panel, 81x51 cm
Origin: Italy, Circa 1425

This type of Madonna was widespread in Florence in the late 14th and early 15th centuries and became known as the Madonna of Humility. Painted in bright and pure colours, it is suffused with a poetical mood. The tender fair-haired Madonna and the gracious angels with their coloured wings are charming. The tiny scale of the angels compared to Mary, as well as the gold background and the lack of spatial depth, are evidence of the medieval heritage.

Personage: Madonna and Child
Style: Renaissance
Source of entry: Stroganov Palace Museum, Petrograd, 1922
Theme: The Bible and Christianity

Site map

Albums Authors Countries Sources Epoches Exibitions Genres
Personages Schools Styles Techniques Themes Types Workshops

Image Use Policy

Unless otherwise noted, images this web site may be used for any purpose without prior permission.

Any material in the public domain found on this web site is not protected by copyright.

We make no representations or warranties with respect to ownership of copyrights in the images, and do not represent others who may claim to be authors or owners of copyright of any of the images, and make no warranties as to the quality of the images.

We shall not be responsible for any loss or expenses resulting from the use of the images, and you release and hold us harmless from all liability arising from such use.

We do not sell art prints, framed posters or reproductions. Ads are shown only to compensate the hosting expenses.