Sunday, November 1, 2009
Most Beautiful Raphael
My personal favorite of all Raphael's beauties is the Sistine Madonna. The Virgin in this case is both confident and hesitant, it is biological- she's not the strongest but she's the most beautiful.
Christ, who often looks so strange in Renaissance painting, looks like a real child for a change. The way she clutches him as her veils fly behind her and she walks on clouds, you can tell she's not looking forward to what is to come.