Madonna and Child with Two Angels

size(cm): 75x75
Sale price£238 GBP


Sandro Botticelli's "Madonna and Child with Two Angels" painting is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art is one of the artist's most famous and is in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the Virgin Mary seated on a throne with the Child Jesus on her lap, surrounded by two angels. The figure of the Virgin is elegant and serene, while the Child Jesus seems to be playing with one of the angels. The composition is symmetrical and balanced, which creates a feeling of harmony and tranquility.

Botticelli's artistic style is evident in painting, with his use of smooth, curved lines, as well as his attention to detail in clothing and accessories. The colors used in the painting are vibrant and rich, with shades of blue, red, and gold bringing out the beauty of the Virgin and Child.

The history of the painting is interesting, as it is believed to have been commissioned by the Medici family in the 15th century. The painting was created as an object of religious devotion and used for private worship in a private chapel. The painting was later acquired by the Uffizi Gallery in the 18th century and has been one of the most popular works in the collection ever since.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Botticelli used his own image as the model for one of the angels in the painting. This can be seen in the figure of the angel standing behind the Virgin, who is similar in appearance to the artist.

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