Madonna with a flower Leonardo Da Vinci portrayed at a young age. At this time, his paintings were influenced by the work of Verrocchio, who was his teacher. This is the first independent creation of the artist.
A contemporary noticed an expressive detail. Da Vinci depicts a decanter with water. He managed to convey the sweaty water as realistically as possible. This is a real find of the painter. A crystal vase with delicate flowers suggests that the heroine is pure and innocent.
Before us is the Virgin Mary. She is truly beautiful. Her features are really perfect. The wavy brown hair hairstyle is impressive. It is she who gives the heroine innocence and charm. The painter pays maximum attention along. Luxurious clothes made of expensive fabric impress with their splendor.
In the hands of the Virgin Mary we see Christ. The baby reaches out to the flower held by his mother. This gesture was important. This suggests that the child is completely innocent, and at the same time predicts the crucifix that awaits him in the future.
Leonardo Da Vinci skillfully uses a palette of colors. The picture is dominated by brown, red and gold tones. It seems that the whole canvas is imbued with a special light.
Leonardo creates a canvas on a religious theme. But his Madonna is an ordinary beautiful woman who holds a baby in her arms. If the viewer did not know that this is the virgin Mary and Christ, then he would have thought that he was ordinary people. Da Vinci paints colors as realistically as possible. The heroes of his creation come to life. It seems like another moment and they will speak.
In the background we see arches through which you can see the landscape traditional for Italy. For Da Vinci, only heroes are important. All other details serve only as a compositional background of his creation. The artist managed to create a magnificent canvas that impresses with its purity and tenderness.
Painting Night on the Dnieper