LUINI, Bernardino
(b. 1480, Luino, d. 1532, Milano)

Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist and the Lamb

c. 1520
Oil on panel, 81 x 58 cm
Museum of Art, Indianapolis

Like many of Bernardino Luini's works, this one is indebted to Leonardo da Vinci. The composition is a reprise of Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks. The influence of the famous master is also evident in the features of the gently smiling Madonna, the view of a distant landscape, and in the adoption of a dark, smoky palette.

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