Madonna with the Long Neck was painted in 1534 for the church of Santa Maria dei Servi at Parma.
It is the masterpiece of Parmigianino, also known as Francesco Mazzola.
Parmagianino uses a mannerist style in his painting by elongating Mary’s neck in reference to a popular hymn (Song of Solomon 7:4.) in which Mary’s neck is compared to a great ivory tower.
So I was inspired….and I did this painting...
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