researchers believe that the image of the Virgin Raphael painted
from his mistress Margherita
Luti. According to art historian Sergei Stam, “In the
eyes of Sistine Madonna froze direct openness and credulity, hot
love and tenderness, yet alertness and anxiety, anger and horror
of human sin; indecision and at the same time the willingness to
perform the feat” (to give her son to death).
Infant Jesus. His forehead is high, and he is not a child, his eyes
are serious. However, in their view, we see no edification, no forgiveness,
no reconciling comfort … His eyes are opened to the world
and he looks with bewilderment and fear. And yet, in the view of
Christ is read determination to follow the will of God the Father,
the determination to sacrifice himself for the salvation of mankind.
Sistine Madonna" was said to be a picture for the Epiphany
which in tradition includes the three kings. However Madonna and
Christ aren't with the three kings but are hovering on the clouds.
The young mother looks innocent, and she is clasping her little
son wrapped in her scarf to her breast. Her right cheek is touching
his head and I feel that she is confused. She is bare foot and her
big and little toes are short which seems unnatural. She is wearing
one layer of clothing over another and her dress is thin making
her left nipple visible which is rare compared to other works done.
The color of hair, eyes and skin of the mother and child are almost
similar but the faces lack similarity. The Christ child is bending
his right leg and resting his left hand below his knee on the shin.