The Smile and the interweave: Madonna, child and Saint Anne (circa 1500-1515) Leonardo da Vinci, Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519

France, 1989

Film
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Episode of Series “Palettes”.
In the center Saint Anne: she wears her hair braided, her eyes are lowered and she is smiling. Seated on her knees, the Virgin Mary, wearing a low-necked dress, is leaning toward the infant Jesus. This mysterious painting is a fine example of all the qualities, which make Leonardo da Vinci’s work unique and recognisable. The video explores Leonardo’s techniques, the chromatic range he used, the composition and symbolism of the picture as well as its history and the life of its creator, whose “hand could not match his intellect”, resulting in very few completed works.

Credits

production company

Musée du Louvre

FR3

La Sept

Delta Image

Duration

00:30:00:00

Production places
France
Production dates
1989

Appears in

Palettes

Group of items

Palettes

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304430

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Art appreciation

Crafts & Visual Arts → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Saints

History → Saints

People → Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

People → Saints

Short films

Short films → Short films - France

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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