06 Paintings, RELIGIOUS ART – Interpretations of the Bible by Sandro Botticelli , With Footnotes #48

Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi) (1445 – 1510)
Virgin and Child with the young Saint John the Baptist, c. 1505

Tempera on canvas
Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence

Botticelli’s women are renowned as the embodiments of grace, elegance, and beauty. The unique style of the Italian painter — with his idealized, elongated, buoyant figures in flowing tresses and drapery — has become emblematic of the Italian Renaissance, and his works are among the most recognizable in the world. Less well known is the fact that Botticelli, while patronized by the Medicis and famous in his own time, fell out of favor late in his life, abandoned many of his own paintings, and was almost entirely forgotten…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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