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Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Abandoned”


A very old painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli “Abandoned” is the fruit of the last days of his work. The joy set forth in the work "Spring", which personified all possible positive emotions of a person.

The sorrow that Sandro displayed in Abandoned. One can only guess what a difficult path the author has traveled in this period of time. If the first picture is a real example of cheerfulness, then the last personifies hopelessness and despondency.

Fatality - only this word comes to mind when you observe a girl with her head drooping, sitting on the steps near the large gate. Who knows what brought her there. Maybe this is a plague-struck city that people left in a hurry. Or maybe the expulsion of the young maiden outside the city walls. Unknown

What did she do before sitting on the steps. Maybe she screamed, hysterically fought against the gate. And maybe, silently, she came up and just sat down, resting her face on her knees. Something is scattered around her. Are they recent traces of the struggle, or are these things forgotten by the townspeople. Or maybe they belong to her? Evil city guards threw them out of the gate after doing this to the most unhappy.

Only one guess remains. There were no notes saying what exactly the artist had in mind.

Against the background of one-color walls and steps, only the girl's curls stand out. Her burning black hair does not develop, but dutifully lie on her shoulders, as if reflecting the state of her mistress. Leather, clothing - all this coincides with the background of the picture.

The first element that catches your eye is only curls, after which attention falls on the hands covering the crying face. And only then is the edge of the sky visible, which peers out from behind the gate, as if showing a serene, happy life there beyond the walls. The one she lost.





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Watch the video: Sandro Botticelli: Venus and Mars in Renaissance Florence. National Gallery (October 2020).