Madonna and Child with an Angel

size(cm): 45x30
Sale price£119 GBP


Sandro Botticelli's "Madonna and Child with an Angel" 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 National Gallery of Art in Washington DC

The composition of the painting is impressive, with the Virgin Mary seated on a throne with the Child Jesus on her lap and an angel at her side. The figure of the Virgin is elegant and serene, with a sweet and maternal expression on her face. The Child Jesus, for his part, seems to be playing with the angel, who is holding a branch of flowers in his hand.

Botticelli's artistic style is evident in the painting, with its use of smooth, curved lines, as well as in the delicacy of detail. The colors used in the painting are vibrant and rich, with shades of blue, red, and gold bringing out the beauty of the scene.

The history of the painting is interesting, as it is believed to have been commissioned by the Medici family in the 15th century. The work was created to be placed in a private chapel in Florence, Italy, and is said to have been a family favourite.

A little known aspect of the painting is that Botticelli used the "egg tempera" technique to create it. This technique consists of mixing pigments with egg yolk to create a durable and waterproof paint.

In summary, "Madonna and Child with an Angel" is an impressive work of art that shows the skill and talent of Sandro Botticelli. Its artistic style, composition, colors and history of painting make it one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance.

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