The Flemish artist Petrus Christus’ “Virgin and Child in a Domestic Interior” is from around 1460. The oil painting on a wood panel is from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The image is one of the Nelson collection’s masterpieces. It is notable for details such as a chandelier and canopy bed that contrast with more traditionally religious treatments of the Madonna.
The Flemish artist Petrus Christus’ “Virgin and Child in a Domestic Interior” is from around 1460. The oil painting on a wood panel is from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The image is one of the Nelson collection’s masterpieces. It is notable for details such as a chandelier and canopy bed that contrast with more traditionally religious treatments of the Madonna. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star
The Flemish artist Petrus Christus’ “Virgin and Child in a Domestic Interior” is from around 1460. The oil painting on a wood panel is from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The image is one of the Nelson collection’s masterpieces. It is notable for details such as a chandelier and canopy bed that contrast with more traditionally religious treatments of the Madonna. JILL TOYOSHIBA The Kansas City Star

A brief tour of KC’s Madonnas, in sculpture, paint and glass, for Mother’s Day

May 08, 2015 07:00 AM