The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The Virgin of The Rocks

on November 1, 2013

postcards_2This pretty card comes from the equally pretty Ellu in Italy. As arty as ever, she sent me this card just before a trip to Rome (somewhere I would really love to go some day). This painting by Leonardo Da Vinci (not the similarly named Leonardo who I recently saw the Mona Lisa accredited to on some obscure internet blog… sigh) and is called Virgin of the Rocks. It is one of two paintings made in the late 1400s and this one is known as the Louvre version. It shows Mary, Jesus (right), John the Baptist (left) and an angel. Beautiful!


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