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Lorenzo de' Medici

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Madonna and Child

Giovanni Bellini


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Artist Biography

Giovanni Bellini (1431/1436–1516)

In the fifteenth century no Christian household was complete without its picture of the Virgin and Child as a focal point for private devotion. These were mostly provided by artisans known as Madonnieri, who specialized exclusively in the production of such panels. Giovanni Bellini, pictor laureiitus to the Venetian Republic, revolutionised the flat, decorative style inherent in Venetian art at the turn of the century. He gave volume to his figures, establishing them in a landscape setting that became a hallmark of Venetian painting during the Renaissance. He undertook many important commissions, including the decorations (now destroyed) of the Doge’s Palace, and large, ambitious altarpieces. These include the ‘sacra conversazione’ – a composition in which the Virgin and Child is surrounded by saints. Giovanni Bellini’s panel of the Madonna and Child is unusual because of its broad landscape setting. He uses this device in small narrative paintings like ‘The Agony in the Garden’ in the National Gallery, London. The daring treatment of space in the Brera Madonna has resulted in its comparison to a sacra conversazione ‘from which all the saints have disappeared.’ Instead, two trees are introduced to balance the composition.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

Postage & Packaging

Standard Delivery

Standard Delivery items are usually dispatched within 2 working days of the order being placed. We aim to deliver within:

3-5 working days for UK
4-7 working days for Europe
7-10 working days for USA, Canada, Fast East, Australasia and the rest of the world.

Delivery Prices

Standard UK delivery from £3.50
Europe & the rest of the world from £8.00
All prints will be tissue wrapped, bubble wrapped and packed into robust cardboard tubes.

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