The Holy Family with St. John (The Doni Tondo) – Michelangelo




Currently held in the Uffizi, in Florence, The Holy Family with St. John is the only Michelangelo painting to be found in that city and is widely believed to be one of the masterpieces of Renaissance art. The Virgin Mary is the most prominent figure in the composition, taking up much of the center of the image. Saint Joseph has a higher position in the image compared to Mary, perhaps as the head of the family, although this is an unusual feature in compositions of the Holy Family. Mary is located between his legs, as if he is protecting her. The grass directly below the figure is green, which sharply contrasts to the grassless ground surrounding her, although the green is now darker and less visible than it was originally.

Additional information

Weight 3.00 lbs
Dimensions 31.50 × 31.50 × 1.00 in