Delicate cherry blossoms cover
the face of the Queen of Heaven
while butterflies circle all around her.

Jerzy Harasymowicz, Madonna pod Barcicami

The somber faces of the Madonna and Child and their dark clothing contrast strongly with the airy beauty of nature. The Child's reclining position resembles that of a body at repose in a coffin. Butterflies symbolize the Resurrection.

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