Geertgen tot Sin’s Madonna with child, ca 1480 in the Netherlands, about 40 years after Van Eycks death.
Fascinating symbolism, complemented by the sacred music of a 16th century Venetian….
Giovanni Gabrieli: Beata es virgo Maria
Beata es, virgo Maria, Dei genitrix,
quae credidisti omnia perfecta sunt
in te quae dicta sunt tibi:
ecce, exaltata es super choros angelorum:
intercede pro nobis ad Dominum Deum tuum.
Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary,
who gave birth to God;
who believed; all has been fulfilled
in you that was said to you:
behold, you have been raised up
above the choirs of angels.
O pray for us now to the Lord your God.