Almost every one of Raphael’s works is known to be simple and aesthetic. There are no better words to describe the Sistine Madonna either! This is one of the last Madonnas painted by Raphael. The painting shows Madonna holding child Jesus, and Saint Sixtus and Saint Barbara standing on the either sides.

Pope Julius II commissioned the painting in 1512. The inclusion of both the Saints in the painting was a result of the request from Rovere family. According to history books, the famous Italian artist Correggio was so impressed by the painting that he broke out in watching theSistine Madonna masterpiece work.