Madonna with Machine Gun

Madonna with Machine Gun (Latvian: Madonna ar ložmetēju) is an oil painting by the Latvian artist Kārlis Padegs from 1932. The painting belongs to the Latvian National Museum of Art in Riga.[1]

Madonna with Machine Gun
Latvian: Madonna ar ložmetēju
Kārlis Padegs - Madonna with a Machine Gun - Google Art Project.jpg
ArtistKārlis Padegs
Year1932 (1932)
Mediumoil on canvas
Dimensions134 cm × 100 cm (53 in × 39 in)
LocationLatvian National Museum of Art, Riga


The painting depicts a virgin woman with an innocent face nestled amongst boots and helmets. She is holding a machine gun with a long ammunition belt.[2] The style of the painting reflects both local Baltic influences and the modern art movements of contemporary Western Europe.[3]


  1. ^ Madonna ar ložmetēju Archived 2016-05-04 at the Wayback Machine, Latvijas Nacionālā bibliotēka.
  2. ^ "Karlis Padegs (Riga 1914-Riga 1940)". Europe des Arts et de la Culture. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 July 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Frucht, Richard C. (2004). Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 147. ISBN 9781576078006.