Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life imitates art

Most people have seen the cherubs from Italian Renaissance-era painter Raphael. This three-year-old in a dance class in Lambertville, New Jersey may not have seen the painting, but she doesn't have to. She is a cherub, watching ballet dancers perform selections from holiday favorite The Nutcracker.

Here's the complete picture.

And here's the complete picture by Raphael from which the cherubs were taken. It's called The Sistine Madonna.