Saturday, August 7, 2021

Virgin of the Rocks - Leonardo da Vinci

We just learned about Leonardo da Vinci's painting Annunciation.

Another of da Vinci's paintings was Virgin of the Rocks.

da Vinci moved to Milan Italy in 1482, and worked there until 1499 AD.
Some people call this da Vinci's "First Milanese Period".
While he was there, he made one of his most famous, The Last Supper, and a few others like his painting of the Virgin Mary.

This painting is about 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, and shows Mary with Jesus and John the Baptist as babies, and the angel Uriel.

An interesting thing about this painting is that there are two copies of it.
One copy is in the Louvre museum in Paris France, and the other is in the National Gallery in London England.
Most people think they were both made by da Vinci, or at least that he helped work on them and maybe had some painting assistants help as well.



(from: wikipedia - virgin of the rocks)

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