La belle jardinière

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La belle jardinière
MediumOil on panel
Dimensions122 cm × 80 cm (48 in × ​31 12 in)
LocationLouvre, Paris

La belle jardinière, also known as Madonna and Child with Saint John the Baptist, is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael. [1] It was commissioned by the Sienese patrician Fabrizio Sergardi and shows Mary, Christ and the young John the Baptist. It is currently in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. This painting is one of the most famous Madonna portraits of Italian Renaissance painter, Raphael. Raphael studied the works of Leonardo da Vinci while in Florence and applied some of Leonardo's techniques to his own painting. Raphael's use of contrasting light and darks, and the relaxed, informal pose of the Madonna illustrates Leonardo's influence on La belle jardinière.


External video
Raphael's La belle jardinière, Smarthistory
  1. ^ Kren, Emil; Marx, Daniel. "Raffaello Sanzio" (web). Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved August 2, 2010.

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