The Alba Madonna
Raphael - circa 1510
1200 x 1200 • 290 KB
So-called after the Spanish Ducal family of Alba, who owned it for over a century, this painting was later purchased for the Hermitage, St Petersburg, from which it was acquired for the Mellon Collection. The painting is a perfect expression of Renaissance art theory. Harmony and balance of design are found in Raphael's ability to stabilize the circular form of the painting with a triangular arrangement of the figures and strong horizontal line behind them, composed of the river and trees.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1510
Artist age:Approximately 27 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 94.5 cm (37.2 in.), Width: 94.5 cm (37.2 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
transferred to canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 25 September 2008.
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