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Why was the Sistine Madonna painted?

The Sistine Madonna is one of Raphael's most famous works. The painting takes its name from the church of San Sisto in Piacenza and Raphael painted it as the altarpiece for that church in 1513-1514. In Germany the painting was very influential, sparking debate on the questions of art and religion. The Sistine Madonna.

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Furthermore, what does the Sistine Madonna represent?

The painting: The "Sistine Madonna" is one of the world's most famous Renaissance masterpieces. It depicts a vision appearing to saints in the clouds. In the centre of the picture the Virgin strides towards the earthly realm whilst holding the Christ Child in her arms.

Also, how much is the Sistine Madonna worth? In 1899, a painting of the Virgin Mary believed to be a respectable copy sold for $25 (about $2,574 in modern prices). Now it seems that it could be a genuine Raphael worth $26 million.

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Where is the Sistine Madonna located today?

Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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