Mara (jovialtarantism) wrote in artoftheday,
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Madonna With The Serpant-Caravaggio-1606



Note that the Christ child is not shown as an angelic beacon of light, but as a mischevious child and Madonna is not a glowing form, but a tired mother. Caravaggio tended to paint religious scenes in the must grounded and sometimes grungy way they could be portrayed. Let us also not forget the symbolism of snakes throughout various religious texts!

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