Velazquez’ Immaculate Conception

“The Immaculate Conception” is perhaps not Velazquez’ best painting, but I love it so much, and always go to see it when I am in the National Gallery.  It always has a very strong emotional effect on me, not easy to explain since I am not myself religious.  Perhaps it’s  the image of celestial beauty , out there beyond mortal reach and at the same time deep inside the heart. There’s more information about it on the National Gallery website.

Diego Velazquez, The Immaculate Conception. (1618-19)

Diego Velazquez, The Immaculate Conception. (1618-19)

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