Monday, April 28, 2014


Agnolo Bronzino gives us The Panciatichi Holy Family, c. 1540. This very moving rendition of Christ being blessed by a young St. John the Baptist as a Saint, takes your heart. All look lovingly on the baby divine or Christ child asleep. Mother Mary looks like she is recovering  from the birth and has divine velvet cloth around her waist. There is a divine message in the front on a scroll. Christ rests upon a small velvet cushion. And we appear to have Moses in the background looking over St. John. As a family unit they take you to the love of God.