Madonna's perspective - Dewayne Brooks

In this Gallery is the representation of Madonna who was depicted from The Virgin Mary. Upon viewing this gallery you will see Madonna shown with an emphasis of focus of her and her son throughout mediums, such as oil paintings on canvas. Though some might seem similar each hold their own special meaning.


Madonna in prayer, Sassoferrato, 1638/1652, From the collection of: National Gallery of Victoria
Madonna in Prayer was created by Giovanni Salvi. The painting depicts Madonna in a holy fashion emphasizing this through her in prayer. The White in her scarf/ headwear reiterates this since white is the color for light, which is a symbol of purity and hope. The light also emphasizes the softness in her face to enhance the beauty.
Madonna and Child, Alexander SCHRAMM, 1851, From the collection of: Art Gallery of South Australia
Madonna and Child by Alexander Schramm, shows Madonna holding her child in her lap. In the painting she is gazing at the sleeping baby showing the compassion of a caring mother. The dark background makes the white night gown on the baby stand out emphasizing the purity of the child.
Madonna and Child, Longhi, Barbara, about 1580-1585, From the collection of: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Madonna and Child by Longhi Barbara, shows Madonna reading to the child. In this painting the baby is active and engaged at the story. The dark background makes Madonna and the child stand out leaving the impression that its only the two of them spending time together. If you focus on her eyes you can see that although she is reading the book, all of her focus is on her child.
Madonna in the Meadow, Raphael, 1505/1506, From the collection of: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Madonna in the Meadow was created by the famous renaissance artist Raphael. This painting show’s Madonna holding her child, while her child plays with the other baby who is John the Baptist. The two play with this cross like toy emphasizing the religious content and importance of them. The color of this painting brings bright warmth to the piece emphasizing the playfulness of youth.
Madonna and Child, Francisco de Zurbaran, 1658, From the collection of: The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
Madonna and Child by Francisco de Zurbaran, emulates the loving relationship of mother and child. The soft tone of her gaze into the feeding baby leaves a nurturing impact on the viewer. The softness in her face cast an innocent presence between the two. The golden backdrop infers this sense of spiritual harmony between the mother and child.
The Small Cowper Madonna, Raphael, c. 1505, From the collection of: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The Small Cowper Madonna, was created by the famous Renaissance artist Raphael. In this painting Madonna is holding her child as if posing to get their portrait taken. Unlike other pieces of Madonna Raphael doesn’t try to make Madonna and the child look like overly religious figureheads. Instead, he wanted to show a livelier artistic route. This is why the painting has bright lively colors to bring that element to the forefront.
Madonna and Child, Guido Reni, circa 1628 - 1630, From the collection of: North Carolina Museum of Art
Madonna and Child by Guido Reni, show Madonna holding her child while breastfeeding. The angle that she’s holding her baby isn’t like most angles that show indirect contact. In this painting the angle she is holing him they make direct contact showing the engagement and closeness of the two. The color contrast of dark background makes the viewer focus directly on the two.
Madonna and Child, Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino, after 1445, From the collection of: North Carolina Museum of Art
Madonna and Child by Pier Francesco Fiorentiono. Madonna his holding the child yet does not make the same eye contact that may be found in other pieces that feature her. Instead, she has a more melancholies tone. The two are shown in a golden backdrop with a circle behind her head, which gives this Godly presence to the both of them.
Madonna and Child, Flemish Spanish Painting School, 1500, From the collection of: Museo del Greco
Virgen con Niño from the Flemish Spanish Painting School, portrays her as this youthful mother. She is dressed in lavish robes showing her importance and elegance. They both have this circular halo around their heads symbolizing their holiness. The texture of this painting gives the painting an older feel to it. Instead of looking directly at the child her eyes drift off as if her thoughts are somewhere else.
Madonna and Child in a Landscape by Lucas Cranach the Elder, shows the two out in the forest. She is holding the child in her lap but instead of facing each other the child is faced outward while she is looking down at him. The movement in the background shows the distance of how far away they are from the city, as if the two wanted to get away and be alone.
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