Botticelli – “The Adoration of the Magi”

Biblical subjects have always been full of allegories and allegories, so at all times they have been a favorite theme of poets, artists, writers, sculptors – all those who in one way or another related to art. The Renaissance era left us many bright names of artists who drew attention to the subjects of the biblical writings: these are Leonardo da Vinci, and Sandro Botticelli, and many others. All of them made compositions of their canvases, describing the most famous events from the Bible. In Botticelli’s painting The Adoration of the Magi, the artist showed a scene of worshiping the infant Jesus Christ, born of the holy virgin Mary. Many different people came to worship the son of God – the picture depicts people of different professions, both rich and poor – this suggests that an extraordinary event happened.

The canvas depicts the mother of the baby – Madonna. She proudly holds the child in her arms, sitting among the ruins, but carefully protects him. With this, the artist wanted to show us the replacement of the old with the new, even if people do not always like it. Almost the entire Medici family came to bow to the newborn. This canvas depicts artists, thinkers, poets, writers, and even the author of the painting himself. At that time it was one of the traditions of painters.

It is a known fact that the Medici family established the Brotherhood of the Magi in Florence. Not everyone could join the ranks of this organization.

The bright colors used by the artist fully convey the solemnity of the moment. Such a significant biblical event, of course, could not be ignored, and many painters dedicated paintings to it: Leonardo da Vinci, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velazquez and many others.

Year of painting: no data.

Painting dimensions: no data.

Material: panel.

Writing technique: tempera.

Genre: religious painting.

Style: early Renaissance.

Gallery: no data.

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