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Madonna Litta


Leonardo da Vinci
Madonna Litta

One of the great works by Leonardo da Vinci – on the way we can describe “Madonna Litta”. Many others painters makes replicas of that work but only Da Vinci own preliminary sketch of Madonna’s head. And that head now is in the Louvre.

This art was painted in the 1480’s, there is no intelligence for exactly year of creation. It created by the rules of Visconti of Milan and very soon, the Litta family received it. In their hands, the paintings were many centuries. Until 1865 when king Alexander II of Russia acquired the canvas from Count Litta. Count Litta was ex-minister of St. Petersburg. Alexander II of Russia didn’t handle the “Madonna Litta”. He deposited it in the Hermitage Museum, where you can found and nowadays, on your culture tour. Exactly in the Hermitage Museum, the painting was transforming form wood to canvas, for the future generation. For shortly, the painting was shown in the movie that has made a noise in the world – The Da Vinci Code.



Madonna litta

Madonna Litta is a beautiful piece of art sketched and painted by the famous artist Leonardo da Vinci. This unique painting was completed by him in the late 15th century. Before we describe about the painting it is equally important that we brief you about the artist. Leonardo was more commonly renowned and known as the Renaissance man and the majority of his paintings depicted humanist idealism.

Moving ahead towards the very famous painting of him Madonna Litta, it is a masterpiece that was created on canvas using oil as a medium. The painting measures 42X33 cms. Leonardo completed this painting in Milan, where he resided since the year 1482. The painting as the name suggests shows Madonna who is very passionate and tenderly gazing at her son while she feeds him. The picture till date is an example of the true mother child relationship and how contented a mother feels when she feeds her child.

The painting was painted for rulers of Milan called Visconti and it was with them that it was treasured for centuries before handing it over to the Hermitage museum.

Apart from the beautiful mother and child relationship you can also see a distant mountainous landscape in the background of the painting. The painting shows great color scheming that attracts and glues millions of eyes on it. The painting became so popular and was moved to the heritage museum, Saint Petersburg, in the year 1865 from its earlier location of Count Antonio Litta.

Though it is one of the most extraordinary paintings drawn by Leonardo it is believed that he did not complete it wholly on his own. This is because the execution of the painting is not as smooth as the many other paintings done by Leonardo. Still Madonna Litta is a masterpiece that remains to be quite popular.

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