Madonna in the Meadow, 1505 or 1506
Oil on wood
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Today's work of art can be found in Vienna, Austria. I was in Austria once, for a few hours, as a natural result of having to drive from Italy to Germany. We stopped for an hour or so in Innsbruck; we wandered around a bit, but pretty much everything was closed except for McDonald's. So we went to McDonald's.
This piece is one of my favorites this year. I love Raphael.
Previous Advent posts:
2003: Whence is that goodly fragrance?
2004: della Robbia, Madonna and Child
2005: The Beatles Third Christmas Record
2006: Cecil Day-Lewis, "A Carol"
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