(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)
The Canigiani Madonna (detail)1507
Oil on wood
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The pyramid in which the figures are ideally enclosed is still drawn from models provided by Leonardo, but the relationships between the figures, developed through the glances they exchange and through the serene feelings they communicate, carry the composition onto a calmly descriptive plane.