Something about Mary - Taddei Madonna

This image of Our Lady, The baby Jesus and St. John is called the Taddei Madonna (or Taddei Tondo) by Michelangelo. There is a connection to this image for me because my maternal grandmother is a Taddei. Taddeo Taddei commisioned this sculpture; he was one of Michelangelo's first patrons. It hangs in the Royal Academy in London.

I am struck by how the image comes full circle, when Mary holds her grown Son in her arms (Michelangelo's Pieta) and another John is by her side.

This time Our Lady weeps.....

Mary, our Mother in times of joyful love and in times of crushing sadness, ora pro nobis.
(See post below for how to join me in honoring Mary in her month of May.)

6 comments:

Shelly said...

wow - i really love the connection [full circle] you made with Our Lady and John and Jesus... thank you for sharing that!

regan said...

how very special! and interesting too!!! what famous roots you have my dear...
thanks for sharing that tidbit. =)

Elizabeth said...

Just lovely...I have Raphael's BVM with baby Jesus and St John in my Snorkie's room...St John the Baptist is his patron!

De Lly Dilettante said...

Hi. I love this blog. Thanks for sharing your love for God and Our Lady!!

Christine said...

That is amazing!!! You are like famous!!!

Thanks for sharing. Never have seen this piece.

+JMJ+ said...

Lol :)

I don't know, for sure, it's the same Taddei...but's it's always been exciting to my Nana and so meaningful to me.

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