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Student Research Paper

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Fall 2018

Department 1



The Madonna and Child with Saints in the Enclosed Garden, created approximately between the 1440s and 1460s, is a perfect representation of the highly iconographical images produced during the Renaissance. Although it continues to remain unknown as to who the specific artist responsible for this painting is, it has been attributed to either Robert Campin or one of his many followers. Nevertheless, the depiction of the Virgin Mary holding baby Christ on her lap is heightened as the scene takes place within an enclosed garden, otherwise known as hortus conclusus. Throughout the image itself, one is able to understand how the Madonna and the enclosed garden promote one another in the artist’s goal of creating a holy and otherworldly space.


Research paper written for ARTH 203: Northern Renaissance Art.

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