Description
MASTER OF RONCAIETTE (known in Padua, around 1420)
Virgin of humility with the Child Jesus
Golden background, poplar panel, one plank, not parquet.
Several small lacks on the halo and the mantle, uprisings, ancient restorations.
49 x 36 cm

Here we are in the presence of an image of the Virgin known as "of Humility" sitting on the ground in a closed garden, at once symbol of modesty, servitude and virginity of the Mother of Christ. This theme advocated by St. Bernard of Clairvaux saw one of his very first representations on the pediment of the church of Notre-Dame-des-Doms frescoed by the Sienese artist Simone Martini around 1340, and spread rapidly in Italy and then spread to the painting of the whole of Europe. In medieval cities, the various strata of the population, wealthy owners, merchants, artists, craftsmen and religious companies often chose this theme to render their devotions to the Virgin in the intimacy of their chapels or private oratories.

This is the case of this little Madonna, intended for the domestic use of a private individual and which is part of a late Gothic production of this type of object at a time when the pictorial movement of "international Gothic" was flourishing in Italy. Whether illustrating religious or courtly themes, the artists used a fluid style, led by a moving line enveloping the supple bodies of the characters in undulating drapes enhanced with shimmering colour and the gleaming effects of gold. The Virgin and the saints are no longer unattainable hieratic idols but divine beings close to humans. This Madonna holding the Child in her arms sits on the ground in a garden and stands out against a background of gold iridescent with rays engraved to glorify her; she is dressed in a carmine red robe covered with a broad dark blue mantle adorned with golden ornamental motifs enveloping her body in multiple meanders. L
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MASTER OF RONCAIETTE (known in Padua, around 1420)Virgin of humility with the Child JesusGolden background, poplar panel, one plank, not parquet.Several small lacks on the halo and the mantle, uprisings, ancient restorations. 49 x 36 cm Here we are in the presence of an image of the Virgin known as "of Humility" sitting on the ground in a closed garden, at once symbol of modesty, servitude and virginity of the Mother of Christ. This theme advocated by St. Bernard of Clairvaux saw one of his very first representations on the pediment of the church of Notre-Dame-des-Doms frescoed by the Sienese artist Simone Martini around 1340, and spread rapidly in Italy and then spread to the painting of the whole of Europe. In medieval cities, the various strata of the population, wealthy owners, merchants, artists, craftsmen and religious companies often chose this theme to render their devotions to the Virgin in the intimacy of their chapels or private oratories.This is the case of this little Madonna, intended for the domestic use of a private individual and which is part of a late Gothic production of this type of object at a time when the pictorial movement of "international Gothic" was flourishing in Italy. Whether illustrating religious or courtly themes, the artists used a fluid style, led by a moving line enveloping the supple bodies of the characters in undulating drapes enhanced with shimmering colour and the gleaming effects of gold. The Virgin and the saints are no longer unattainable hieratic idols but divine beings close to humans. This Madonna holding the Child in her arms sits on the ground in a garden and stands out against a background of gold iridescent with rays engraved to glorify her; she is dressed in a carmine red robe covered with a broad dark blue mantle adorned with golden ornamental motifs enveloping her body in multiple meanders. L

Estimate 5 000 - 8 000 EUR
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France - 75009 - paris
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