The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne (1510) by Leonardo da Vinci

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne - Leonardo da Vinci - c.1503 - c.1519

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TitleThe Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
ArtistLeonardo da Vinci
Datec.1503 - c.1519
MediumOil on Panel
Dimensions112 x 168 cm
Art MovementHigh Renaissance
Current LocationLouvre, Paris, France
Location Created Milan, Italy
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About The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne is a masterpiece painting created by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo Da Vinci in 1510. This painting depicts St. Anne sitting with her daughter, the Virgin Mary, who holds the infant Jesus. The painting’s dynamic composition and three-dimensional quality have earned it critical acclaim in the art world.

The painting took over a decade to complete and was created in Florence, Italy, during the 16th century. One of the preparatory studies for this artwork is “The Burlington House Cartoon,” which depicts Jesus playing with a lamb.

This masterpiece is closely tied to Da Vinci’s other works, such as Mona Lisa and Virgin of the Rocks; they all feature rocky landscapes in their backgrounds. What sets “The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne” apart is its focus on highlighting St.Anne’s loving relationship with her daughter Mary.

Today, you can see this magnificent artwork at its current location – Musée du Louvre in Paris. It serves as yet another example of Da Vinci’s artistic brilliance that has left an indelible mark on art history worldwide.”

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