Shop art print and framed art The Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci

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Subjects : History, Religion
Keywords : Childhood of Christ, Infant Christ, Renaissance, Saint John the Baptist, Virgin, Virgin and Child, angel, landscape background, prayer, rock
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The artwork

The Virgin of the Rocks

Leonardo's early masterpiece uses a pyramidal composition, which became a prototype for High Renaissance painters. It shows the Virgin and Child with Saint John and an angel in a remote, cavelike setting, with a strange rocky landscape receding into a pale, bluish haze in the far distance (darkened varnish has obscured the original colors). The painting The Virgin of the Rocks is imbued with a lyrical air of mystery. Departing from the clarity and precision of earlier quattrocento painting, Leonardo da Vinci makes his graceful figures emerge from the shadows, softening features and blurring contours with sfumato. Unlike any figure painted before this, the exquisite angel who turns to gaze out of the picture seems almost to breather with life.


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« The Virgin of the Rocks » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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Leonardo da Vinci

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