Madonna and Child with Seraphim and Cherubim

Artist: Andrea Mantegna
Style: Early Renaissance
Genre: religious painting
Date: 1454
Copyright: Public domain

In this early Madonna and Child, painted in about 1460, Mantegna seems to be experimenting with a pictorial equivalent for the relief sculpture of Donatello, who worked at Padua in the 1440s. This painting in turn inspired the early Madonnas of Mantegna's brother-in-law, Giovanni Bellini.