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Madonna and Child
17th Century
Born 1585 Italy, Died 1656
Madonna and Child
[Madonna con Bambino]
Oil on canvas
106 x 81 cm  [HxW]
Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Napoli

Stanzione, in Naples, was influenced by Ribera’s chiaroscuro and the figurative classicism of the Carracci in Bologna. His work is formal and elegant. The diagonal composition uses light to draw attention to the faces of the Madonna and child. It is presented like an icon with no background.

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