Madonna with a carnation by Leonardo Da Vinci

Madonna with a carnation by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci painted a Madonna with a flower at a young age. At this time his paintings were influenced by the work of Verrocchio, who was his teacher. This is the first independent creation of the artist.

The contemporaries noticed an expressive detail. Da Vinci depicts a carafe with water. He managed to convey the sweaty water as realistically as possible. This is a real find of the painter. A vase of crystal with delicate flowers says that the heroine is pure and innocent.

Before us is the Virgin Mary. She is truly beautiful. The features of her face are really perfect. Hairstyle of wavy chestnut hair is impressive. It is she who gives the heroine innocence and charm. Painter pays maximum attention together. Luxury clothes from expensive fabrics impress with their splendor.

In the arms of the Virgin Mary, we see Christ. The baby stretches out his hands to the flower, which is held by his mother. This gesture was important. This indicates that the child is completely innocent, and at the same time foretells the crucifixion that awaits him in the future.

Leonardo da Vinci skillfully uses a palette of colors. The painting is dominated by brown, red and gold tones. It seems that the entire canvas is imbued with a special light.

Leonardo creates a canvas on a religious theme. But his Madonna is an ordinary beautiful woman who holds a baby in her arms. If the viewer did not know that it was the Virgin Mary and Christ, he might well have thought that ordinary people were before him. Da Vinci realistically transmits the colors. The heroes of his creation come to life. It seems that even a moment, and they will talk.

In the background, we see arches through which you can see the landscape traditional for Italy. For Da Vinci, only heroes are important. All other details serve only as the compositional background of his creation. The artist managed to create a magnificent canvas, which strikes with its purity and tenderness.

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