John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Advent 2007: Madonna in the Meadow

Raphael (1483–1520)
Madonna in the Meadow, 1505 or 1506
Oil on wood
Madonna in the Meadow
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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