At the Met in NYC you will see a Madonna and Child with Sts Philip and Agnes.
Herein is our little Savior with His Christological Goldfinch.
Those of you who are new here may wonder what in creation I am jabbering about. Just ask. The veteran readers will bring you up to speed.
BONUS: About that groovy necklace on our Lord. Red coral in this period often symbolizes the Passion to come. It resembles blood. But this element is also realistic: pieces of coral were strung about baby’s neck to help with teething.
In the meantime, I have posted before about the beautiful and recently restored Madonna and Child of Filippino Lippi.
Today I noticed, and I should have seen this before, how strikingly similar their eyes are, not just the harmony of the angles of their heads and gaze.
“Sure, Father,” you will say. “Painters tend to do eyes the same.”
Yes. But these could be mirror images.