Our finest birds goldfinches comes to burdocs in autumn. Goldfinch draws with piles ruffled seed, bunts it over the basket hooks, scrapes and husk. The goldfinch has strange craving - to feed burdocs and spiky thistles seeds. And from here the name is given.
RAPHAEL. MADONNA OF THE GOLDFINCH (1505)
It is says, that the bird goldfinch lives in thistles, besize, also it chants very beautifully. In the Middle age it was Christ (first Jesus child) and symbol of believers spirit that clarify through the torment.
Madonna of the Goldfinch (1505), by Italian Renaissance painter Raphael, is an early example of a series of Madonnas painted by the artist throughout his life. The influence Florentine artist Leonardo da Vinci had on Raphael can be seen in the way the faces are depicted and in the use of chiaroscuro (dark and light contrasts). However, Raphael's handling of dark and light is subtler than the chiaroscuro of Leonardo da Vinci's work.