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Monday, May 14, 2018

Madonna and Child by F. Granacci

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Madonna and Child
by Francesco Granacci
https://78.media.tumblr.com/83dc9a0ede7e3793d18e9cf56c6d1c69/tumblr_p8ni5oGHrh1w6nnito1_1280.jpg
Artist: Francesco Granacci (Francesco di Andrea di Marco) (Italian, Villamagna 1469–1543 Florence)
Date: ca. 1520

The composition of this picture seems to have been inspired from a sculpture in low relief, most likely by either Donatello or Michelangelo (Granacci had been a fellow pupil with Michelangelo in the workshop of Ghirlandaio.). However, Granacci has made the composition more pictorial by placing the figures in a light-filled room. Another version of the picture by Granacci exists and the same composition was treated by Bacchiacca (Linsky Collection, the Metropolitan Museum). The present picture dates about 1520.
https://78.media.tumblr.com/83dc9a0ede7e3793d18e9cf56c6d1c69/tumblr_p8ni5oGHrh1w6nnito1_1280.jpg

 European Paintings
Medium: Oil on woodMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438432

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