Madonna and Child with Four Angels and Six Saints, Pala di San Barnaba

size(cm): 45x50
Sale price£150 GBP


The painting "The Virgin and Child with Four Angels and Six Saints" is a masterpiece by the renowned Italian artist Sandro Botticelli. This work of art is one of the most prominent in the Pala di San Barnaba, a series of panels that Botticelli painted for the church of San Barnaba in Florence.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the Virgin Mary seated on a throne with the Child Jesus on her lap. Four angels surround the couple, while six saints are at the bottom of the painting. The arrangement of the characters is harmonious and balanced, which creates a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Botticelli's artistic style is evident in the painting, with his use of smooth, curved lines, as well as his attention to detail in the characters' clothing and accessories. The colors used in the painting are vibrant and rich, adding a sense of life and energy to the work.

The history of the painting is fascinating, as it was commissioned by the church of San Barnaba in the 15th century. The work was created to be part of an altarpiece that would be placed on the main altar of the church. The painting has undergone restoration and conservation over the years, allowing its beauty and splendor to remain intact.

There are little-known aspects of the painting that make it even more interesting. For example, Botticelli is believed to have used members of his own family as models for the characters in the painting. Furthermore, it has been speculated that the painting was influenced by the work of other artists of the time, such as Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi.

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