Madonna Mit Dem Jesusknaben
Madonna Mit Dem Jesusknaben (Madonna With The Baby Jesus) c1916 by Hans Zatzka (1859 – 1945); also known as P. Ronsard, Pierre de Ronsard, or H. Zabateri and he signed many of his works as Joseph Bernard, J. Bernard, or Bernard Zatzk to avoid the penalties of braking contracts that limited how many works he could sell.
This is a beautiful turn of the century portrait of the Mary and the Baby Jesus standing in a beautiful heavenly garden of roses that are white, yellow, pink, pink and white as well as red.
The is a comforting mist of clouds that transition from blue to green to pink; that highlight the yellow halos that are behind the heads of both Mary and Jesus.
Mary is wearing a kerchief that is purple on the under side and off gold in color on the top side with green and gold stripes through out.
She is dressed in a red gown that has a white under blouse, gold trim material with silver buttons along the collar and a similar golden sash on the upper portion of her left sleeve.
Off of her right shoulder is an emerald green cloth and she is carrying Jesus in a sitting position on a large white silk sheet; and off to her left in the corner is a collection daisies.
This is a retouched digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Hans Zatzka sometimes been known as P. Ronsard, Pierre de Ronsard, or H. Zabateri, and signed many of his works as Joseph Bernard, J. Bernard, or Bernard Zatzka.
The purpose of Zatzka’s vast array of pseudonyms was to avoid penalties of breaking contracts which limited the amount of artwork he could sell.
This has caused some art databases to conflate Zatzka’s work under the pseudonym Joseph Bernard with the French sculptor with the same name.
Hans Zatzka was born on 8 March 1859 in Vienna. His father Bartholomaüs was a construction worker, and his mother was Marie Karpischek Zatzka.
Between 1877 and 1882, he studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts, under Christian Griepenkerl, Carl Wurzinger, and Karl von Blaas.
Zatzka was able to earn a living through the production of frescoes for churches and other institutions.
In 1885, Zatzka was commissioned to create the ceiling fresco The Naiad of Baden at Kurhaus Baden.
Many of Zatzka’s works were religious paintings and altar pieces dedicated to various churches in Austria.
However, he is more known for his paintings of women, fairies, and other fantastical scenes.
Often, he would draw inspiration from the works of Richard Wagner and the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, several pieces by Zatzka were photographed and made into commercial and collectable postcards.
During the 1920s, Zatzka’s style became the decor of choice throughout Europe. In addition, the previous thirty years held a resurgence for Zatzka.