Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Red Cherubs, 1485


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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4 Responses to Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Red Cherubs, 1485

  1. Ginene Nagel says:

    I recently saw a documentary on the conditions of life for children living in Israel during Christ’s youth. They said that people didn’t have much food and existed on bread, olives and possibly some cheese. This little guy looks like he was living on pizza. I wonder what the significance of the red cherubs was to the artist. The light on the face and fabric around the Madonna was beautifully done. I’ll see if I can find out about the red cherubs.

  2. Ginene Nagel says:

    Oh, I see the red cherubs are symbols of passionate love. I saw black cherubs on another painting.

  3. Andreea Gutu says:

    Such a wonderful painting! And even the title is beautiful..

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