Following this, we depicted the dress, studded with geometric fleur-de-lisesque symbols that evolve into beetles and birds, as symbolizing a flight that cannot be achieved by its wearer. Because of the Madonna’s inexorable connection to the mortal world, the birds and beetles are inevitably forced to return to the ground - the reeds and lilies where they were born. The cold stone surroundings and eerie natural light enhance the images’ sense of beautiful but mournful ascendancy
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