The Holy Mother is welcomed in a garden of roses.
All of nature rejoices at her coming:
Mary's hands folded in prayer and her face, a study of concentration,
are the focal points of this painting. The Madonna wears a golden crown
on her elegantly arranged hair, and her turquoise robe, bedecked with
beetles, seems part of the garden scene. Herons, representing a woman of
brave spirit, point to Mary with their beaks while the translucent moon
adds a whimsical touch.
fantastical insects and great gray herons draw near;
even the chattering green beetles rush to greet her.
Jerzy Harasymowicz, Madonna z Przydonicy
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