The masterpiece collection
This is a mesmerizing work as anyone who has had the privilege to stand or sit in front of it can attest. The technical execution is astounding, with flawless treatment of illumination adding to the mystical atmosphere of the scene. The textures of the deeply symbolic objects, precious fabrics, firm skins, and the pushing clouds leave one gazing from one perfect detail to the next.
Despite the large number of colors and hues used, the painting is far from loud. Rather, it is hushed, with a ringing silence. Though striking at first and literally endlessly impressive for the viewer, the technical mastery is neither the point nor the main attraction of this marvelous work.