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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Madonna & Child-The Most Beloved Icon

Of all the subject matter throughout art history, the Madonna and Child has been the most recognized-- from Pre-Renaissance and beyond.

The viewer does not have to be of Christian faith to feel the connection and powerful presence of the relationship.  It has an intriguing draw that is identifiable on the personal level.

In this particular miniature painting brooch, set in filigree European silver (800)- the expression is finely detailed-right down to the intricacy of the blue eyes and dark pupils. Her pose is unusual with the extended neck upwards, draws you deep into the focus of the subject matter.

For more information on this piece or other vintage religious jewelry, please visit my Etsy Shop: vyktoryas.etsy.com