A Bridal Couple

c. 1470
Framed: 77.5 x 51 x 8.1 cm (30 1/2 x 20 1/16 x 3 3/16 in.); Unframed: 62.3 x 36.5 cm (24 1/2 x 14 3/8 in.)
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This painting inspired internationally renowned Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho to write a piece of music titled "Orion" after she visited the museum.


This painting depicting a recently married aristocratic couple is filled with symbolism. The various floral elements represent love and fertility, while the colors of their clothes suggest not only their relationship but also chastity, love, and modesty. What details might you choose to symbolize a young couple in love?
A Bridal Couple

A Bridal Couple

c. 1470

Southern Germany, 15th century


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