“Madonna with Siskin.” It is believed that Durer wrote it for the old Bellini. Madonna holds the baby, and he has a siskin on his handle. The baby hands him a nipple. St. John in the guise of a little boy brings the flowers to Madonna. A captivating landscape – a blue southern sky, white clouds, fresh green foliage, a reddish-brown ruin – and festive colors make up the beauty of this painting, the most Venetian in color from all the works of Durer.
The picture stands out in the Madonna series, created by the great German artist Albrecht Durer. The composition is very complicated. There are angels and a wreath with flowers, and children and the center of everything – Madonna. There is no sadness on her face, and exalted dreaminess is emphasized by a look upwards, to the heavenly heights, to the creator.
Coloring paintings unusually bright, festive. Such an abundance of colors and shades inspired, of course, by Venetian painting. The artist often visited Venice and knew the works of the great Italian masters of the Renaissance. German painting is more restrained in color. And here Albrecht Durer was also an innovator. He brought such a bright and festive color palette to the Northern Renaissance, that his paintings sounded cheerful.