Madonna and child with the book
Madonna and Child with the Book - WikiVisuallyChrist is depicted as naked and helpless — although with a curiously precocious and strong-willed look in his eyes as he gazes up into the face of his mother, the Madonna. Mary herself, draped in a rich black cloak, appears calm and tranquil as she surveys her young child, while supporting him carefully with her arm. With her other hand she holds a book with a Latin inscription on the page, as the Christ-child's much smaller hand reaches forward to grasp this offering. The inscription on the page refers to the Nones, or ninth-hour of the Divine Office of the traditional Christian liturgy, which commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, and his ascension to heaven. With its simple, pyramidal composition and lush though not overpowering colours, the painting is typical of Raphael's portraits such as his Portrait of Pope Julius II, Portrait of Bindo Altoviti, and Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga - and more broadly of the painting style of the High Renaissance itself. The grand religious theme, exaggerated, stylised pose, and idealised surroundings mark the painting as a fine example of proto-Mannerism — with Raphael himself being a key figure in the later popularising of what would come to be referred to by historians as Mannerism. The artistic style and themes of Mannerism would go on to gain traction and influence shortly after Raphael's death.
Raphael, Madonna and Child with Book, 1502-02, detail
October 13, Raphael for example his art work shows his ability to adapt to new styles and use his own personal style to create these amazing paintings. Overall experience has given me a new found appreciation for art. The Man behind the Painting of the Madonna's For those who don't know Raffaello Sanzio, many know him by Raphael. He is an artistic genius known for his paintings. His father, Giovanni Santi, was a painter as well and taught Raphael his techniques.
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