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The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Rose), 1480Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455 – c. 1508), ItalianGiovanni Ambrogio de Predis was an Italian Renaissance painter. He is known for having collaborated with Leonardo da Vinci, and his own brother Evangelista, in painting of the “Virgin of the Rocks” for the altarpiece in the Church of San Francesco Grande, Milan.— at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

arthubblog:

The Virgin and Child (The Madonna of the Rose), 1480
Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455 – c. 1508), Italian

Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis was an Italian Renaissance painter. He is known for having collaborated with Leonardo da Vinci, and his own brother Evangelista, in painting of the “Virgin of the Rocks” for the altarpiece in the Church of San Francesco Grande, Milan.
— at Museo Poldi Pezzoli.

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Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

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