La Sala delle Asse

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La Sala delle Asse  -  Greenery spreads throughout the ceiling of this great painted  room ("sala" is Italian for "room,") with a single knotted ribbon running throughout. The  knotted ribbon is a signature–"vinci" means "knot." This meticulous decoration must  have pleased the mathematical playfulness in Leonardo. He often drew similar doodles  in his notebooks, filling up circles with various geometrical shapes.  Virgin and Child with St. Anne   -  Although incomplete, this painting achieves a beauty  that its completion might have ruined. The Virgin, bending down, sits with her mother St.  Anne, who was becoming a popular figure at the time, as the Church was spreading the  notion that Mary was conceived by Anne through immaculate conception. Anne's face is  dark and mysterious, as if she is going to tell the fate of Jesus, while Mary remains  warm and content. Mary seems anxious to keep the Child with her, although the child 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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