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Virgin and Child, c. 1488-90 (oil on panel)

Virgin and Child, c. 1488-90 (oil on panel)

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Virgin and Child, c. 1488-90 (oil on panel)

GLS219820 Virgin and Child, c.1488-90 (oil on panel) by Bellini, Giovanni (c.1430-1516); 62.2x47.6 cm; Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Scotland; ( the infant dangling a sprig of white flowers on the end of a very fine thread; his mother instinctively holding out her palm in case it falls; presage of the future, reflected in her grave and silent face as she supports his little body; epitome of what it is to be a mother;); © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

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© © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection / Bridgeman Images

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This print showcases the timeless masterpiece "Virgin and Child" by the renowned artist Giovanni Bellini. Created between 1488-90, this oil on panel painting measures 62. 2x47. 6 cm and is housed in the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland. The focal point of the artwork is a tender moment between the Virgin Mary and her infant son, Jesus Christ. The delicate portrayal captures an intimate scene where Jesus playfully dangles a sprig of white flowers on a fine thread while his mother instinctively holds out her palm to catch it if it falls. This simple gesture symbolizes both their connection as mother and child and foreshadows Jesus' future destiny. Mary's expression reflects a mixture of serenity, love, and anticipation for what lies ahead. Her grave yet silent face exudes maternal devotion as she supports her little one's body with utmost care. This painting beautifully encapsulates the essence of motherhood - unconditional love, protection, and nurturing instincts that resonate across time and cultures. It serves as an epitome of what it means to be a mother. Bellini's skillful use of color, light, and composition exemplifies his mastery during the Renaissance period. Through this artwork, he invites viewers to contemplate not only its religious significance but also appreciate its artistic brilliance. As we gaze upon this remarkable print from Fine Art Finder by Bridgeman Images, we are reminded of the enduring power that art possesses to evoke emotions and transcend generations through its profound storytelling ability.

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