Further study shows an aspect of grief and reminder of death hidden within the artwork in the form of a flower of the Cruciferae family depicting a cross. Upon first examination the Benois Madonna (also called the Madonna of the Flower), is a gay painting with obvious affection shining from the face of the Madonna's girlish face. The other was in his late forties, 5ft 10-11in, of slim build and cleanshaven. Play it now. Police said that the thieves posed as visitors to the castle, in Dumfries and Galloway, and overpowered a female guide in order to steal the painting. The Madonna of the Yarnwinder (Madonna dei Fusi, “Madonna of the Spindles”) is a subject depicted by Leonardo da Vinci in at least one, and perhaps two paintings begun in 1499 or later. An example of such symbolism is Madonna of the Yarnwinder (The Buccleuch Madonna) by Leonardo da vinci. Read about our approach to external linking. Or, contact our editors by emailing moderator@scng.com. 6. After Leonardo, Madonna of the Yarnwinder (c.1501) Click image to enlarge. H2onE2 Glacial Switch, Beginning & End of Religion, H3onE3 Da Vinci code = Holy Pi 14 relations. Posts about Madonna of the Yarnwinder written by h2one2. Madonna Lily. “Madonna of the Yarnwinder,” Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci never painted a crucifixion scene. The painting was insured at a value of about $1 million. A Leonardo da Vinci painting, Madonna with the Yarnwinder, has been stolen from Drumlanrig Castle in Scotland. [29] During restoration work in around 1911 the painting was transferred to canvas and several alterations were made, most significantly the removal of a loincloth covering the Child's genitals and the fingers of the Virgin's left hand. Ginevra di Benci (in Washington DC), and one version of the Madonna of the Yarnwinder (Private collection). The plant of Madonna Lily (or Lilium candidum as known in science) symbolizes Mother Mary’s virginity and purity. Take, for instance, Bellini’s subtle suggestion in the Madonna of the Pear (left) that creativity is a feminine principle and that the Virgin's Immaculate Conception of Christ is comparable to the artist's own. Visual puns and variable perception: Leonardo's Madonna of the Yarnwinder: in the second of two articles on Leonardo da Vinci, Larry J. Feinberg explains how the delight artist took in rebuses--visual puns--was part of a larger interest in the relativity of perception, as an un-noticed pun in his Madonna of the Yarnwinder suggests. Painting was not his only love, and he only worked in …