Roman Miscellany: The Legend of St Leopold | illuminated Book of Hours meld old Austrian heraldic tinctures (Azure & or) with frankish Babenberg's Gules & argent) Radiant celestial aura of an "Eastern Dawn" surrounds heavenly reigning Madonna & Child (inspiration for founding of many religious houses and monasteries across the oriental marches of the Holy Roman Empire)
Madonna - 15. Holiday (The Girlie Show - Live Down Under) Meant to post this on JULY 4th!But hey!It's never too late to "CELE BRAY ATE"!My fave performance of HOLIDAY(Blonde Ambition Tour is a close second)!!LOOOOVE!!
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) ~ Madonna and Child ~ 1520-1525 ~ Casa Buonarroti, Florence ~ Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
Donatello | Madonna and Child, ca 1440, polychrome terracotta, Musée du Louvre | This relief is attributed to Donatello or his immediate circle, with a disputed dating. The Madonna and Child are both looking in the same direction with concentration, even effort. The absence of the visual contact between the mother and child does not, however, in any way affect the intimacy of the scene, which is communicated in the gentle way Mary is embracing her child.