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Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Ghirlandaio

This painting is surprisingly busy, and there is no attempt at accuracy, either historical or biblical. John the Baptist appears in the left corner as a grown man, not a fellow baby. The Magi and the townspeople are dressed as … Continue reading

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Raphael’s Madonna of the Goldfinch

I took this from Wikipedia: “In Madonna Del Cardellino, the goldfinch represents Christ’s crucifixion. The reason for its association comes from the legend that its red spot was born at the time of the crucifixtion. It flew down over the … Continue reading

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