Madonna and Child with the Book

Madonna and Child with the Book
Artist Raphael
Year 1503
Medium Oil on wood
Location Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena
Dimensions 22 in × 18 in
55 cm × 45 cm
Famous Paintings by Raphael
School of Athens
The Marriage of the Virgin
Resurrection of Christ
La belle jardinière
Ezekiel’s Vision
The Sistine Madonna
Madonna and Child with the Book
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Raphael Sanzio was credited for the painting of Madonna & Child with the Book. The medium used for the artwork is oil on panel. It measures fifty five and a half centimeters by forty centimeters. Raphael through this work has created somewhat of a meditation art piece. It is a serene painting with a simple and natural beauty. The spatial arrangements also help to tie up everything in an organization that so depicts the kind of master Raphael is. The central figure is the Madonna with the child held in her arms. The silhouette simply frames the Mother Mary figure as well as the book. The book inscription is in fact the commemorative Nones that honors the Crucifixion and death of Christ.

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