Painting by Angelo Bronzino “Holy Family with Saint Anne and John the Baptist”. The size of the picture is 124.5 x 99.5 cm, wood, oil. In an effort to subordinate the spiritual life of the country, suppress any glimpse of protest among the people and circles of the progressive intelligentsia, the papacy, not limited to terror, introduces a whole system of control over all areas of ideology, an index of forbidden books is issued, and a veto is placed on printed products.
The fine arts are subjected to harsh regulation, and the church zealously imposes an ascetic spirit in it. In such an atmosphere of hard pressure on the freedom of creativity, self-expression, one of the best paintings of an Italian artist was written.
The spiritualized faces of the biblical characters shine with kindness and sincere holiness, they are close, human, but at the same time they are not with us in the time dimension. Particularly striking is the face of the little Christ, his adults, looking as if through time, eyes.