You’ve seen the Virgin Mary with her Child in countless paintings. You’ve seen her with Joseph in Holy Family pictures; with her Son at the feast of Cana; with St. John at the foot of the Cross; with the Angel Gabriel announcing the Good News.
Have you ever seen her alone?
Have you ever seen a portrait of the Virgin?
Have you ever seen her look back at you?
Here she is, according to El Greco.
The portrait is about the size of the Mona Lisa and hangs on a wall of the Prado Museum in Madrid.