Leonardo da Vinci⁣ The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and

8/12/2021, 1:09:50 AM
Leonardo da Vinci⁣ The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Burlington House Cartoon')⁣ 1499⁣ “The Virgin Mary sits on her mother’s lap, her attention focused on the wriggling Christ Child. Her mother, Saint Anne, looks intently at her through deep-set eyes and points upwards to the heavens, indicating the child’s divinity. Christ’s cousin, Saint John the Baptist, leans against Anne’s lap as the baby Christ tickles his chin.⁣ This is a cartoon, a large drawing made in preparation for a painting. Often known as ‘The Burlington House Cartoon’, it is the only surviving large-scale drawing by Leonardo.⁣ Parts of the drawing are densely shaded and contrasted with lighter areas to give a three-dimensional effect, for example the figures' faces and elements of the draperies such as sections of the Virgin’s sleeve and the folds of fabric which cover Saint Anne’s knees. Other areas, such as the women’s headdresses and feet, and Saint Anne’s pointing hand, are simply indicated with outlines.”⁣ #artlovers #artists #famousart #artlegends #art #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #artoftheday #artstagram #artofinstagram #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #leonardodavinci #davinci #italainrenaissance #thevirginandchildwithstanneandstjohnthebaptist

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