Raphael's Sistine Chapel Madonna and Child. Not shown in picture are the 2 cherub figures Raphael painted at the bottom of this-2 kids that used to sit at window watching him paint. I have them on my Saints board.
From the Sistine Madonna painting by Raphael. For many, this painting epitomises the art of Raphael: graceful painting, of graceful subjects. His character too, is renowned. Raphael succeeded in taking the art of Leonardo and Michelangelo and creating something completely his own. His work influenced European painting for centuries to come.