Salvador DaliSpain 1904-1989
The Mystical Rose Madonna OP 355
Dali's representation of the Virgin pays homage to the many images of the Virgin painted by Italian Renaissance master Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio). Dali sets his Madonna in a traditional Florentine setting with the guardian angel of Florence and a small child adoring the Virgin in the background. In a litany to the Virgin, one of the titles given her is "The Mystical Rose," an image of mystical rather than physical beauty.
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