President Putin
St. Peterburg livecams
Go to the TicketsOfRUSSIA.com main page
  White Nights 2017New !  
  SEARCH  
 
 
HOME || RUSSIA || CITIES AND TOWNS
[ST.PETERSBURG:] THEATRE TICKETS BOOKINGNew ! | GUIDE | MAPS | NEWS || STARS OF THE WHITE NIGHTS | KIROV OPERA | HERMITAGE || MUSEUMS | HOTELS | THEATRES || RESTAURANTS
 
THE HERMITAGE
 

Visitor information | Collection Highlights | Hermitage History | Help | Services | Exhibitions | News | Digital Collection | Virtual Tour | Section Map

 
 



Prints, Drawings, and MiniaturesSculptureApplied ArtPainting









Madonna with a Flower (Benois Madonna)

Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519

Oil on canvas; 49.5 x 33 cm

This painting is one of the few surviving works by the young Leonardo. He presents the traditional subject as a genre scene, in which a young mother, shown with the dress and hairstyle fashionable in Leonardo's time, is playing with her son. She holds out a four-petalled flower to her child. This traditional symbol of the Cross is taken by the Child as an innocent toy, which he seeks to grasp in his first attempts to know the world. The warmth and charm of the mother's feelings are represented with realistic expressiveness and the painting has a sense of freshness and spontaneity. The use of the oil painting technique - still new in Italy - enabled the artist to achieve depth and intensity of colouring and transparency in the effects of light and shade.

This work came from the M.A. Benois collection.

____________
The Hermitage
 
t o p   o f   p a g e  
     
 
Related Links:
The official homepage of the State Hermitage Museum: www.hermitagemuseum.org

Complete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etcComplete playbill of all St. Petersburg,Russia theatres, shows, concerts, etc. !
World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights". Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)World-known music festival "The Stars of the White Nights".
Artistic director - Valery Gergiev (Mariinky (Kirov) Opera and Ballet)

If your site is touch upon to the contents of any section of the Tickets of Russia website, we offer you to exchange links


Add TicketsOfRussia.ru to favourites
 
     
www.TicketsOfRUSSIA.com

Add this page to favourites (bookmarks)

© 1999-2005 "Tickets of Russia"
All right reserved