Virgin Of The Rocks

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The Virgin of the Rocks is a great Renaissance painting that was painted by Leonardo da Vinci and completed in 1484. It is thought to have been installed in the Immaculate Conception chapel as intended. There are several symbols portrayed in the image by Leonardo. The first symbol is the dark landscape characterized by peculiar rock formations which are a symbol of Christ as a refuge and salvation. It is important to note that the landscape resonates with a biblical and literary reference . The Rocks and caves in particular are metaphors to the two main characters featured in the painting who are Mary and Jesus. Jesus Christ during the Renaissance painting period was considered by the church to be 'a rock cleft not by human hand' symbolizing
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