da Vinci, Leonardo | The Virgin on the Rocks

Lé Arts Salon


Title: The Virgin on the Rocks
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci)
Year: c.1483 – c.1486
Medium: Oil on Panel
Period: Early/High Renaissance
Style/Genre: Religious Painting

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

The Cream (Laser) comes from the skin tones.

  • Adds a light and feather touch to the entire painting.
  • Represents strength and stability.

The Orange (Cognac) told with red hues, tells of devotion.

  • Worn by the angel, provides guidance.
  • soothes the painting.

The Green w/ black undertones (Outer Space) add emphasis.

  • Presence of divine energy.
  • A flair for dramatics.
  • Adds to the mysterious motion of the painting.

The Black w/ blue undertones (Mirage) deliver mystery.

  • Playing on human imagination
  • Protection, engulfing of the painting.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

Laser: #cba76c | 203 – 167 – 108 | 0, 18, 47, 20
Cognac: #ab4920 | 171 – 73 – 32 | 0, 57, 81, 33
Outer Space: #1f2e28 | 31 – 46 – 40 | 33, 0, 13, 82
Mirage: #19272a | 25 – 39 – 42 | 40, 7, 0, 84

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