Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Virgin of the Rocks (Louvre Version) by Leonardo da Vinci c1485

The Virgin of the Rocks (Louvre Version) by Leonardo da Vinci c1485

The Virgin of the Rocks (sometimes the Madonna of the Rocks) is the name used for two paintings by Leonardo da Vinci, of the same subject, and of a composition which is identical except for several significant details. The version generally considered the prime version, that is the earlier of the two, hangs in The Louvre in Paris and the other in the National Gallery, London. The paintings are both nearly 2 metres (over 6 feet) high and are painted in oils. Both were painted on wooden panel; that in the Louvre has been transferred to canvas.
Know more about this painting in Wikipedia.

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