2012: Advent Art History: Naked Baby Jesus Advent Calendar – December 15

by on December 15, 2012

The Virgin of the Rocks (The Virgin with the Infant Saint John adoring the Infant Christ accompanied by an Angel)

c.1491-1508

Leonardo da Vinci
1452 – 1519

You can enlarge the image if you follow this link.

The National Gallery website has some good general information on the painting here, and a short article on the recently discovered underdrawing here.

For today I’ve chosen another work by Leonardo because of the contrast between his style and the majority of painters we’ve looked at already.

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