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Madonna and Child with Seraphim and Cherubim

Andrea Mantegna

Madonna and Child with Seraphim and Cherubim

Andrea Mantegna
  • Date: c.1454
  • Style: Early Renaissance
  • Genre: religious painting
  • Media: wood, gold, tempera
  • Tag: Christianity, Virgin-and-Child, cherubs-and-seraphs
  • Order Oil Painting
    reproduction

In this early Madonna and Child, painted in about 1460, Mantegna seems to be experimenting with a pictorial equivalent for the relief sculpture of Donatello, who worked at Padua in the 1440s. This painting in turn inspired the early Madonnas of Mantegna's brother-in-law, Giovanni Bellini.

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