Art is never finished, only abandoned.
Leonardo da Vinci (via observando)


Recommended reading.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci.

( drawings and art, )


Leonardo da Vinci c.1495-1508 and 1483-1486 

Madonna of the Rocks (London, top)

Madonna of the Rocks (Louvre, bottom)

There are two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks; the one on the bottom hangs in the Louvre in Paris while the top one hangs in the National Gallery, London. The Paris version was created for a Milanese confraternity (Leonardo’s first work in Milan) and was later given to King Louis XII of France. While the Christ Child is present the theme of the Immaculate Conception is also conveyed. John the Baptist kneels on the left while the Christ Child is seated to the right giving the gesture for a blessing; the cross was added to John for the London copy in by another artist to prevent confusion between the two children. The London painting is unfinished with the angel’s hand being incomplete.This work differs most notably from the Paris version in that it is thought it was a collaborative piece due the more plastic appearance of the figures that is very unlike any of Leonardo’s other works.  

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Ottoman couch, how handsome your furniture
Lovelier now, but dressed for a funeral
Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall


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