Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child

“Madonna and Child” was painted by Duccio di Buoninsegna, one of the most influential artists of the late 13th and early 14th century.

‘Madonna and Child’ artworks show baby Jesus in the arms of his mother, Mary, often making the child the main focus. The Madonna and Child image is widespread in Christian art, with iconic renditions by artists like Duccio, Leonardo da Vinci, and Caravaggio, among many more. "Madonna" is an old Italian word meaning a noblewoman or "my lady."

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.