Study after Bellini’s “Alzano Madonna and Child”

Original price was: $180.00.Current price is: $90.00.

5×7 oil painting study of Our Lady after Bellini’s painting from 1490! Read more about the painting below!



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On the Painting:

Giovanni Bellini has become one of my favorite painters. I’m not even sure why because his work doesn’t have that classical beauty of idealized perfection.

But all his paintings of the Madonna are so simple, sweet and striking. Mary is serene, poised, but young. When you see the full painting (this is zoomed in just to Mary’s face), the baby Jesus is always doing something so very toddler-like, whether he’s crawling away, unable to hold up his own head, or tottering precariously off her lap, and Mary is gently handling it.

It emphasizes the humanity of the Son of God – Jesus being fully human AND fully divine.

In this painting, Jesus can be seen in the corner, and Mary peacefully gazes down at her Lord and child, Her strikingly blue mantle edged in gold makes it clear that she is the Queen of Heaven, but the simple style remains in line with the Holy Family’s poverty. It is clear that the baby in her lap is the important subject of the scene, the one we should be contemplating, and with the focus on Mary in my cropping, it becomes a reflection on becoming more like our Mother in peaceful contemplation of our Lord.


Bellini was an artist for 65 years of his life. He saw the beginnings of oil paint and quickly became a master at the new medium. Painting in Venice for his entire career, he became known as one of the most influential Venetian artists and the teacher of many famous artists to come.


This alla prima study is part of my training arc for painting the Litany of Loretto Marian series, which I’ve begun to develop on my Patreon! You can find out more about it here.

No prints will be made of the master copy studies.

Painted on an archival panel; linen mounted on 3/8″ plywood. It cannot hang by itself, but will fit in most standard 5×7 frames.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 6 × 6 in

Art and frame, Just art


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While many items are made to order, I always strive to get your order out by the next shipping day – Tuesday and Thursday. I ship First Class USPS which generally takes 2-4 days after that to arrive at your house.

11×14 prints and canvas prints are drop shipped and will take up to 5 days to ship. Smaller prints are stocked here and ship regularly.

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Your Impact

For every order, 10% of all proceeds will go to organizations who provide resources to at risk women before and after birth.

The first is The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. They area a local organization to me,  providing resources and care for free to women in crisis pregnancies, from ultrasounds to parenting classes to post abortion healing.

The second is the Sisters of Life, a newer religious community founded in 1991 in New York to promote the dignity of every human life. They have houses for women to come live with them during and after their pregnancy as they get back on their feet, as well as counseling for post abortion healing, and other missions.

About the artist

Hi! I’m Monica Skrzypczak; an oil painter and rosary maker with a passion for creating beauty and bringing faith into every home. Feel free to contact me to commission a painting or a custom rosary!

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