Description of the picture:
Madonna with saints Anthony of Padua and Roch – Giorgione. 1500-1510. Canvas, oil. Ninety two x 133
The greatest master of the Highest Renaissance, a representative of the Venetian school, Giorgione (1476 / 1477-1510), his own mature, based on the penetrating assistance of color and light manner, laid the foundation in Italy for the latest technology – oil painting. It made it possible to accurately convey aspects of chiaroscuro, the outlines of figures and objects.
Giorgione was one of the first among Italian painters who began to give fundamental importance to the naturalistic landscape in paintings of mythological, historical and even religious themes. The characters of this unusual altar-view, striking in its special mood, are depicted in such a way that a memory is created, as if they were represented not in the interior of the cathedral, but in the lap of nature. The narrow poetry of the canvas is created by visual fusion of human figures with the landscape achieved with the help of light."