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Madonna and Child
16th Century
Pellegrino TIBALDI
Born 1527 Italy, Died 1596
Madonna and Child
[Madonna con bambino]
Oil on wood
64 x 51 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection

A builder’s son, Tibaldi developed a strong reputation as a painter, sculptor, architect and draftsman. His early works show the influence of Raphael and the mannerist style of Parmigiano. Tibaldi’s years in Rome defined his mature style, a combination of the vigorous masculine figures of Michelangelo and graceful mannerism. In Mother and Child the strangely intersecting arms create a powerful composition of protection and restraint. The colour has the translucent quality of a fresco.

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