Madonna and child on the grassy bank (1514) by Albrecht Durer

Madonna and child on the grassy bank - Albrecht Durer - 1514

Artwork Information

TitleMadonna and child on the grassy bank
ArtistAlbrecht Durer
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationGalleria dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy

About Madonna and child on the grassy bank

“Madonna and Child on the Grassy Bank” is a religious painting by Albrecht Dürer, created in 1514 during the Northern Renaissance. The artwork is currently held at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice, Italy.

The artwork depicts the Virgin Mary seated on a grassy bank, cradling the Christ Child in her arms. The drawing is rendered with fine, delicate lines that convey the softness and tenderness of the moment. Mary is shown looking down at Jesus with a serene and loving expression, highlighting the intimate bond between mother and child. The composition is focused on these central figures, with detailed textures that suggest the natural setting without overwhelming the subjects. The image’s technique suggests it may be a drawing rather than a painting, showcasing Dürer’s mastery of line and form. The date “1514” and Dürer’s monogram are visible in the upper right corner, indicating the artwork’s creation year and the artist’s signature mark.

However, it must be noted that there is some discrepancy regarding the painting’s mentioned location. The Galleria dell’Accademia in Venice predominantly houses a collection of Venetian art, and it is not typically known for hosting Dürer’s works. As such, the information provided might require further verification to establish the authenticity and current location of this particular artwork.

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