Madonna and Child
Sandro Botticelli - circa 1470
876 x 1200 • 335 KB
Botticelli was noted for his sensitive and expressive use of line to create beautifully rhythmic designs and for his dependence upon outline as a chief factor of emotional expression. The unity of the two figures of the Virgin and Child has been subtly strengthened in the sad, almost prophetic glance between them.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1470
Artist age:Approximately 25 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 74.5 cm (29.33 in.), Width: 54.5 cm (21.46 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 01 August 2014.
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