The Madonna of the Carnation

By Leonardo da Vinci SKU:15538

Leonardo da Vinci's "Madonna of the Carnation" is a remarkable painting created in the year 1478. What makes it truly special is the combination of religious symbolism and tender emotion. The artwork depicts the Virgin Mary gently holding the baby Jesus, surrounded by carnations, a symbol of love and purity. Leonardo's meticulous attention to detail, subtle use of light and shadow, and the delicate expressions on the figures' faces demonstrate his mastery as an artist. This painting is a testament to his ability to infuse spiritual significance into a simple domestic scene, making it a cherished piece of art history.

51 cm

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Title: Leonardo da Vinci – The Madonna of the Carnation
Year Painted: 1478

The Madonna of the Carnation is an iconic painting created by the Italian Renaissance master, Leonardo da Vinci, in the year 1478. This remarkable artwork holds immense significance in the history of art, showcasing da Vinci’s exceptional talent and innovative techniques.

Leonardo da Vinci, renowned for his diverse skills as a painter, scientist, inventor, and polymath, is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time. The Madonna of the Carnation, also known as the Madonna with the Carnation, exemplifies his mastery of composition, lighting, and emotional expression.

This painting depicts the Virgin Mary seated with the baby Jesus on her lap. Mary is portrayed with grace and tenderness as she cradles her child. The carnation, a symbol of love and purity, is held by the infant Jesus, emphasizing the bond between mother and son.

One of the notable aspects of this artwork is Leonardo da Vinci’s exceptional attention to detail and his remarkable ability to capture human emotions. The expressions on both Mary and Jesus’ faces exude a sense of serenity and affection. The subtle play of light and shadow adds depth and realism to the figures, showcasing da Vinci’s mastery of chiaroscuro.

The Madonna of the Carnation also reflects da Vinci’s fascination with nature and his meticulous study of botanical accuracy. The delicate rendering of the carnation flower in the painting showcases his keen observation and scientific approach to art.

This painting is housed in the Alte Pinakothek museum in Munich, Germany, where it continues to captivate visitors with its beauty and elegance. It stands as a testament to Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable artistic abilities and his ability to create timeless masterpieces that resonate with audiences across centuries.

The Madonna of the Carnation is a treasured artwork, admired for its technical brilliance, emotional depth, and its portrayal of the sacred bond between mother and child. It remains a significant representation of Leonardo da Vinci’s artistic legacy and his contributions to the Renaissance period.

Keywords: Leonardo da Vinci, Madonna of the Carnation, Renaissance art, Italian painter, Alte Pinakothek, Munich, symbolism in art, chiaroscuro, mother and child painting.

Original size:
48.5 x 62 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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