~"VENI TЄAD MEO MNЄ SO? CON CVPI SCIT ?SME &AG ENЄ BAT ...".
The element of design is so greatly emphasised in this painting that it seems almost the artist's only means of expression.
His colour creates a soft light, and the play of light and shade, plus the transparency of the veils, creates the illusion of movement rather than of substance.
In the context of this soft light, the suggestion of modelling in the face of the Madonna seems hardly more than a tremor.
The delicate profile of the Virgin, seated by the window, is outlined clearly against the rocky landscape, while two angels hold up the Child, Who reaches toward His praying Mother.
The angel in the foreground turns with an odd smile toward the spectator.