Madonna and Child in an Evening Landscape (1562 – 1565) by Titian

Madonna and Child in an Evening Landscape - Titian - 1562 - 1565

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna and Child in an Evening Landscape
Date1562 - 1565
Art MovementMannerism (Late Renaissance)
Current LocationAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

About Madonna and Child in an Evening Landscape

The artwork “Madonna and Child in an Evening Landscape” is attributed to the renowned artist Titian, created during the period from 1562 to 1565. This oil on canvas painting embodies the Mannerism style that characterized the Late Renaissance, showcasing a religious theme. Currently, it resides in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany, where it can be viewed and appreciated for its historical and artistic significance.

In the artwork, we observe the Virgin Mary depicted with a tranquil yet intimate demeanor as she cradles the Christ Child. The setting sun in the background casts a warm glow that bathes the figures, enhancing the sense of serenity and the sacred bond between mother and child. Titian’s mastery is evident in the graceful composition, the delicate modeling of forms, and the harmonious blend of natural and spiritual elements which typify Mannerist art. The landscape, while secondary to the intimate encounter, suggests a sublime wilderness, further intensifying the artwork’s contemplative mood.

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