The Virgin and Child with a Saint and an Angel, 1509-14: Medium
By artist Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) in a Private Collection
Medium: 21.5"Wx27"H framed (15.5"Wx21"H image size 3.25"W frame)
About The Artist
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)
Italian painter Andrea del Sarto s career flourished during the High Renaissance and Mannerism periods in which an atmosphere of sophisticated informality and a colorful expression of emotion marked his unique paintings. Del Sarto mainly painted religious works.
Del Sarto was employed as a painter of frescoes and from 1509 through 1514 painted at the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata di Firenze in Florence. These paintings were met with such high respect that Sarto was nicknamed Andrea the Perfect.
In 1512 del Sarto painted Annunciation in a monastery. Along with many frescoes self-portraits and depictions of the Madonna del Sarto s reputation for being faultless ranks him as a master of his time. Del Sarto paintings are grand and graceful and his grasp of color and atmosphere is unchallenged among Florentine painters of his time.
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