Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Madonna with a Pomegranate”

Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli Madonna with a Pomegranate

Botticelli created the painting “Madonna with Pomegranate” in the 15th century in the Renaissance style, which was placed in the auditorium of the Palazzo Vecchio.

The picture is drawn in a designated circle, in which the angels are located, they surround the Madonna, holding the baby in her arms, the folds of the cloak are placed on Madonna’s lap near the baby. This creator outlined the silhouettes of the figures, the details of smooth lines that quickly rise up, then fall or twist.

Due to this, the work fills the internal movement and hidden anxiety. Against the backdrop of animated angels, the modest Mary seems very sad, which is noticeable in her eyes, and this note is intercepted by a grenade pattern in her hand beyond the age of a serious child – which is a symbol of the Passion of the Lord.

While painting his canvas, the master seemed to want to give more glory to a woman than the heroine of his painting has. The center of the picture has an attractive effect on the viewer; a soft gesture of a female pen is depicted there, which immediately attracts its attention.

The master tried to depict every detail on this canvas as realistically as possible, which is very noticeable.

The large forehead of the main character of the work is framed by hair that comes down on its shoulders in the form of golden curls. There are some imbalances in the body of the child, which can be explained by the fact that there was no baby from which the artist would have sketched the baby, or he wanted to give them variability in order to emphasize the baby’s unearthly origin as much as possible.

The painter in the presence of a special composition, thanks to which in the finished picture he left the feeling to the audience that there is “incompleteness”. So he probably wanted to leave a place where life itself could play a major role and make its own changes to this work.

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