Thursday, 31 December 2020


A favourite painting. Attributed to Leonardo. There is so much here: the tender gaze of the mother; the stunning depiction of the incarnation, the Son born of woman, fed and nurtured by a woman; the Goldfinch clutched by the baby, a symbol of the Passion, but what I like best is the way he looks out with curiosity at the world he has come to save, and how his gaze captures ours.

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