The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne by Leonardo da Vinci
Saint Anne, the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus – three generations, two the fruit of immaculate conception – are portrayed in a landscape. The picture was very probably commissioned as an ex-voto to Saint Anne in gratitude for the birth of Louis XII’s daughter, but Leonardo worked too long on the picture to deliver it. The composition is a fine example of his experimentation with figure composition and greatly inspired artists of the following generation.
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
2014-09-19 10:28:40 AM
Canon EOS 6D, f/4 @ 35 mm, 1/30, ISO 1600, No Flash
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