Adoration of the Magi - Leonardo Da Vinci. 243x246
This altar image was commissioned by Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) by the canons of the Monastery of San Donato in Skopeto, but it remained unfinished either because the artist left for Milan, or because he simply abandoned this plan. But the picture looks complete and carries all the features of the then painting of the master.
In the quattrocento tradition, Leonardo somewhat overloaded the composition with an abundance of figures in expressive poses, landscape details and architecture. However, this can be explained by the fact that Leonardo, as an artist of the Renaissance, was curious to what constitutes a world order. Therefore, such a category as diversity played an important role for him.
The divine among the Italian humanists stood at the center of the universe. Leonardo Mary holding the Baby Christ on her lap, stands out against the background of many "actively" characters in a calm pose and a smooth turn of the head. The artist builds a compositional triangle, or rather, a pyramid, on top of which is the head of Mary. This technique, which gave the depicted poise and harmony, was widespread among the masters of the High Renaissance.