Beautiful gardener, Rafael Santi, 1507
- Posted by Rafael Santi
- Museum: Louvre
- Year: 1507
Overview of the painting :
The beautiful gardener is Rafael Santi. 1507. Wood, butter. 122×80
Raphael (1483-1520) lived a short life. “The Beautiful Gardener” (“The Madonna with the Baby and St. John the Baptist against the background of the landscape”) was written by an already established master. The lovely image of the Virgin Mary breathes calm and peace.
The figures of the young Mother of God, Her beautiful Baby and little John the Baptist are very organic and seem to dissolve in the landscape. Landscape details, lovingly prescribed by the master-and plants, and distant mountains, and city walls, attract the attention of the viewer. Spiritual and physical beauty is embodied in the guise of Our Lady, whose marvelous face glows with endless love for the Son. In His pure eyes, a deep mutual feeling is read, merged with the child devotion of the Mother.