Monday, February 9, 2009

The Sistine Madonna (detail)

Most people know this one, but most people don't know it's part of a larger painting called the Sistine Madonna. The angels look intensely bored, but they're looking at Mary holding the baby Jesus. I guess that by the time of the New Testament they were used to all the big brouhaha about burning bushes and pillars of fire, so here they're like "yeh u gotz babeh kthxbai".

Or maybe they were just thinking about other things. Like getting some wimminz.

(Raphael, The Sistine Madonna: detail, "Angels", 1513-1516)

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