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Posted: Dec 13 2007 at 12:56pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

I'm a bit late with a study here though I've been tossing around a couple ideas for more of mini art studies for this busy month. So anyway this is a look at Bernardino Luini's
Madonna of the Carnation


This is the painting that has been chosen this year as the Madonna & Child stamp by the US Postal Service.

Luini was born in 1475 in Italy. He was the best-known and most important member of the group of painters influenced by da Vinci during his stay in Milan. There is little known about his life.

National Gallery of Art has some specific information about this painting including this symbolism:

The Christ child is sitting in Mary's lap and turning to grasp a carnation growing in a pot nearby. During the Renaissance a carnation symbolized either the Crucifixion or the Virginís pure love. In this painting it suggests that Christ, even as an infant, embraced his future sacrifice on the cross.


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Posted: Dec 13 2007 at 12:58pm | IP Logged Quote MaryM

Here are some additional Luini paintings.

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Posted: Dec 13 2007 at 4:49pm | IP Logged Quote Mary G

Thanks Mary! I think we'll be doing a study of Jesse Trees depicted in art, now that you've got us started ...

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Posted: Dec 14 2007 at 7:11am | IP Logged Quote asplendidtime

Oh LOL, I clicked on the Luini link, and was admiring the thumbnail of "The Sleeping Christ" then noticed the picture underneath it.... Oh LOL.   

Thankyou Mary the "Madonna and Child" is so lovely!



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