Madonna And Child Analysis

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One of the most well known categories of art during the Italian Renaissance; was the “Virgin and Child Enthroned”. The two artists that were most popular for composing their own versions were Cimabue and Giotto. Cimabue composed his version “Enthroned Madonna and Child” from 1280 to 1285. Giotto composed his version “Ognissanti Madonna and Child” from 1310 to 1315. The two works of art have many similarities; the reason for this is because of Cimabue being Giotto’s Master. However there are also multiple differences amongst the two. Cimabue was responsible for Giotto’s Success with the “Madonna Enthroned”. Cimabue portrayed the characters in the painting to have a feminine look that gave the persons viewing the piece to feel a sense of warmth. This in return would make a viewer feel welcomed. Cimabue constructed many points of viewing in this piece. The first point of view is that is seems when viewing the piece that the viewer is looking up at the Madonna. The second is the style at which Cimabue used shading and positioning of the Madonna’s head to portray that the Madonna is sitting eye level with the viewer. The third point of view shows the Madonna rotated towards the Child as if the piece is supposed to be portrayed to the right side of the painting. Cimabue positioned the prophets below the Madonna, …show more content…
One of which are the “Mandorlas”. These Mandorlas were placed around the heads of holy characters such as the Madonna, Child, and Angels. This symbol was used in a substantial amount of Italian Renaissance art. It portrayed the characters as close acquaintances and followers of the Almighty God. This symbol was able to be explained on its own rather than having someone tell everyone the importance and holiness of these characters. It is depicted that all of the characters with Mandorlas around their heads were not mortal human beings, but rather

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