Madonna and Child

Master of Badia a Isolaabout 1320

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Inidianapolis, United States

  • Title: Madonna and Child
  • Date Created: about 1320
  • Type: paintings
  • Rights: The Clowes Collection
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/6787
  • Medium: tempera and gold on wood
  • wall label: This anonymous artist, named after an altarpiece in Badia a Isola (near Siena), may have been active in the workshop of Duccio, one of the most important Italian painters of the late 13th-early 14th century. His work blends progressive stylistic elements, such as the subtle tonal modeling of the faces and hands, with the persistent conservatism of the patterned gold striations in the Virgin's robe. This type of Byzantine chrysography was widely applied in Italian painting before Duccio introduced a more naturalistic, three-dimensional style in the mid-1280s.
  • measurements: 24 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.
  • Artist: Master of Badia a Isola