Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Madonna and Pomegranate”

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

The painting is drawn in the 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 the Madonna’s lap near the baby. This creator outlined the silhouettes of the figures, the details in smooth lines that rapidly rise up, then fall or twist.

Thanks to this, the work fills the internal movement and hidden anxiety. Against the backdrop of animated angels, a modest Mary seems very sad, which is noticeable in her eyes, and this note is intercepted by a drawing of a pomegranate in her hand beyond the years of a serious child - which is a symbol of the Passion of the Lord.

Drawing his canvas, the master seemed to want to give more glory to the woman than the heroine of his painting. 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 descends on the shoulders in the form of golden curls. There are some imbalances in the child’s body, which can be explained by the fact that there was no baby from which the artist would draw the baby, or he wanted to give them variability in order to emphasize the unearthly origin of the baby as much as possible.

The painter on hand had a special composition, thanks to which he left the audience with a feeling that there was "incompleteness" in the finished painting. 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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