Raphael, along with Michelangelo and da Vinci, formed the great trinity of Renaissance masters. In this jewel of a painting, Raphael revolutionized the naturalistic depiction of Mother and Child. It’s on view now at Mia, for a limited time only. And it’s free to see.
Raphael, The Madonna of the Pinks (detail), c. 1506–7, oil on yew, 27.9 x 22.4 cm National Gallery, London
Bought with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation), the American Friends of the National Gallery, London, the George Beaumont Group, Sir Christopher Ondaatje and through public appeal, 2004