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Sistine Madonna

a Madonna painted by Raphael for the Church of St. Sixtus at Piacenza, Italy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You know, the Sistine Madonna's face has something fantastic in it, the face of mournful religious ecstasy.

    Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • On them was hung an exquisite engraving—the Sistine Madonna and Child.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • After finishing the Sistine Madonna, he lived only three years.

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
  • Mr. Warfield had two or three in his collection, and the Sistine Madonna had gone to her heart.

    Helen Grant's Schooldays Amanda M. Douglas
  • But if one were to prove that the Sistine Madonna is beautiful, he would have to offer his experience in evidence.

    The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Raphael is generally considered the greatest of all painters, and the Sistine Madonna is the most famous Madonna in the world.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • In the Sistine Madonna the virgin looks so young and innocent—so virgin-like—not like a middle-aged married woman.

  • If Raphael had not painted the "Sistine Madonna" at the time he did, he would have produced a different work.

  • In the Sistine Madonna, Raphael carried this form of composition to the highest perfection.

    The Madonna in Art Estelle M. Hurll
  • Shortly after his "Sistine Madonna" obtained that great success which the poor artist had fondly anticipated.

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