Madonna of Humility

Madonna of Humility. Copy from Gentile da Fabriano

Sacred icon made with tempera and pure gold leaf on table.
Painted by Silvia Salvadori. Made with the original technique of the 15th century Sienese school.

Measures: 26.5 x 22 cm


Panel painting by © Silvia Salvadori. Copy from Gentile da Fabriano. Madonna and Child. Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Tempera painting with decoratively punched gold ground. Madonna (detail). Icon Virgin Mary and Child. "Our lady of Humility". Tempera and gold leaf on panel. Use of gold leaf and intricate punching and tooling create a sumptuous effect. Gentile da Fabriano, Madonna of Humility, icon reproduction, art reproduction. Icon Virgin Mary and Child. Gentile da Fabriano (c. 1370 – c. 1427) was an Italian painter known for his participation in the International Gothic style art. Gentile was born in or near Gentile da Fabriano, in the Marche. His mother died some time before 1380, and his father, Niccolò di Giovanni Massi, retired to a monastery in the same year, where he died in 1385. Gentile da Fabriano worked in various places in central Italy, mostly in Tuscany. His best known works are his Adoration of the Magi (1423) and Flight into Egypt. By 1408, Gentile da Fabriano was working in Venice. Between 1409 and 1414, he painted a fresco (now lost) in the Doge's Palace depicting the naval battle between the Venetians and Otto III, before moving west to Brescia. By the 1420s, he was working in Florence, where he painted his famous altarpiece depicting the Adoration of the Magi (1423), now in the Uffizi and regarded as one of the masterpieces of the International Gothic style. In 1425, he left Florence for Siena and Orvieto (where he painted his fresco of the Madonna and Child in the Cathedral) before arriving in Rome. In Siena, he left a profound influence on Sassetta. He died in 1427 while working on frescoes (since destroyed) in the Basilica of St. John in Lateran. He is commonly said to have been buried in the church now called S. Francesca Romana in Florence, but his tomb vanished; there is evidence, however, that he may be buried in the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, in Rome, the place of his death. He left no works in the Marche, except possibly a Madonna and Child (of uncertain attribution) in the Duomo at Sant'Angelo in Vado, near Urbino. He also left one painting in Venice.Tempera and gold, colors identical to the original panel painted by Gentile da Fabriano. Gentile da Fabriano also produced a number of Madonnas, such as the altarpiece known as the Quaratesi Polyptych (1425), which shows the Virgin and Child, regally clad, sitting on the ground in a garden. It is an outstanding example of the artist's brilliant use of elegant and luxurious materials, painted with such extraordinary naturalness that they seem real, as well as the splendid gold (tempera and gold) and the silver the artist often modelled onto the surface of his paintings.The suggestion of Gentile’s works of art arises from the elegant and luxurious materials, painted with extraordinary naturalness, so much so that they seem real, and the splendid goldsmith work with the pure gold and the silver the artist modelled onto the surface of the paintings. Gentile da Fabriano fairytale world is that of the fantastic princely palaces, the novels and poetry of the courts, wonderful and luxuriant nature painted with the precision of a botanist. The maestro from Gentile da Fabriano’s genial brush descried with extraordinary sensitivity the atmosphere, the light of the sun moving gently over the hills or a starlit night. But Gentile da Fabriano was also a knowledgeable portrait painter, paying great attention to the physiognomic and psychological perception of the characters. Gentile da Fabriano is the most inspired interpreter, the most sought after by clients from the courts and rich merchants, during an artistic period, that of international Gothicism - gothic art-, that was one of the most significant moments for European art. This was a period that spoke a shared courteous language, dominated by elegance and attention to nature’s beauty, a stil novo also widespread in France and Bohemia, in Lombardy, in Emilia and all along the Apennine cities between the Marche and Umbria. Harmoniously set to tell the story of those first decades of the 15th Century, the exhibition will show precious paintings, goldsmith work, drawings, miniatures and sculptures coming from the most prestigious museums in France, England, the United States and also from the greatest Italian museums. Next to masterpieces by Gentile da Fabriano, we will present the work of the most important artists of one of Italian art’s most successful moments, with paintings also by Masolino, Masaccio, Beato Angelico, Ghiberti, Pisanello and Jacobello del Fiore. Artists who mainly worked in the March Region and were considerably influence by Gentile da Fabriano will also be represented, including the Salimbeni brothers, Ottaviano Nelli and Arcangelo di Cola. One of the last room showing a small selection of monographs will be dedicated to Antonio da Fabriano, a fully Renaissance artist who closed the 15h Century season in the Fabriano area. Gentile da Fabriano really did play the leading role in another Renaissance art. A missed revolution as Andrea De Marchi described it that next to perspectival culture also drew attention to human beings, nature and atmospheric perception. With this exhibition for three months Gentile da Fabriano will be the ideal capital city of this other Renaissance art. Icon reproduction, art reproduction, Renaissance art by Gentile da Fabriano - Painting by © Silvia Salvadori -

Original: Copy from Gentile da Fabriano

Measures: 26.5 x 22 cm

Technique: Tempera and gold leaf on panel.

Notes: Copy from Gentile da Fabriano - Silvia Salvadori. Tempera and gold leaf on panel. The Child, coveredby a soft veil, is laid on a precious mat sumptuously embroidered in gold. Tempera and gold, colors identical to the original panel painted by Gentile da Fabriano. Goldsmith work with the pure gold modelled onto the surface of the painting. Icon reproduction, art reproduction. Madonna and Child, tempera and gold leaf on panel - Madonna and Child, tempera and gold leaf on panel. Madonna and Child, tempera and gold leaf on panel - Madonna and Child, tempera and gold leaf on panel.

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