Madonna of the Rocks

Over at the Da Vinci Code Online, I’ve recently posted on Da Vinci’s paintings, “Madonna of the Rocks” and “Virgin of the Rocks”, hung in the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London respectively. Da Vinci was commissioned to paint an altarpiece in honour of the immaculate conception of Mary. The painting was to include Mary, Jesus, two prophets and two angels. Da Vinci painted Mary and Jesus in caves, with John the Baptist as an infant along with an angel, Uriel. His commissioners were not happy and ended up with a second modified copy – the one now hung in London.

Mary on the Rocks

Earlier posts at Da Vinci Code Online cover:

Ritz Hotel Paris
Louvre Museum
American University of Paris
Boston Magazine
Chartres Cathedral
Direction Central Police Judiciaire
Louvre Pyramide
Opus Dei Center
Church of San Sulpice
Vitruvian Man
Paris Rose Line
Mona Lisa

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