Title: Madonna and Child
Artist: Marianne Stokes
Medium: Tempera on panel
Size: 80 x 60cm
In art, the term “The Madonna” is applied specifically to an artwork in which Mary, with or without the infant Jesus, is the focus and central figure of the picture. Mary and the infant may be surrounded by adoring angels or worshiping saints, however paintings which have a narrative content are usually given a title that reflects the scene.
Such “Goddess worship” was not an original component of the Christian church. Shortly before 400 AD, Epiphanius of Salamis found it necessary to denounce women of
The Madonna and Child was one of many works Stokes produced based on spiritual themes. Painted in
Marianne Stokes (1855