Из-под одеяния видна стопа правой ноги и носок подогнутой правой.
Soft shadows model the Virgin and Child.
We sense the weight and volume of Their bodies and feel the pull of gravity on Them.
We also sense that they are actors in a quiet drama.
We are witnesses to the human interaction between a Mother and a Child.
The Infant steadies Himself by grasping His Mother's finger and reaches -- like any baby -- for the flower She holds.
This emphasis on the humanity of the participants is a departure from the devotional Byzantine tradition, as in the Gallery's Enthroned Madonna and Child, in which the infant Christ does not turn to His Mother, but rather offers a blessing to the worshiper.