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Madonna of the Cherries

around 1516/18, Artist: Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian

 

 

Madonna of the Cherries

Like the “Gypsy Madonna” (Inv.-Nr. GG 95), Mary, the infant Jesus and the young John the Baptist are composed into a triangular form between the balustrade and the cloth. The triangle symbolises permanence, validity and harmony. Yet the dynamic gestures of the children proffering cherries to the Blessed Virgin threaten to unravel the delicate equilibrium of the painting. When going over the painting a second time, Titian adds the two saints Joseph and Zacharias, lending the composition added composure and stability.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal IV

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, Venetian

Dated

around 1516/18

Artist

Tiziano Vecellio, gen. Tizian (um 1488 Pieve di Cadore - 1576 Venedig) - GND

Material

Transferred from canvas to wood

Dimensions

allseitig etwas beschnitten: Overall: 81,6 cm × 100,2 cm × 1,1 cm
Framed: 108 cm × 125 cm × 11 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 118

Provenance

Coll. Leopold Wilhelm

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