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Lamentation of Christ by Sandro Botticelli

    Lamentation of Christ by Sandro Botticelli

    Lamentation of Christ by Sandro Botticelli was created in ca. 1490 – 95. The painting is in Alte Pinakothek München. The size of the work is 140 x 209,2 cm and is made as an tempera on wood.

    Botticelli created this depiction of a Pieta for meditation on the Passion, surrounded by female mourners and saints and set against the dark burial cave, for the high altar of the San Paolino Collegiate Church of the Canons Regular. The iconically staged scene simultaneously depicts a dramatic moment when the Virgin Mary is overcome by grief and falls, sideways, into unconsciousness. St John supports her and prevents the luminously shining body of Christ from sliding off her lap. The powerful coloura. (Read more in Alte Pinakothek München)

    About the Artist: Italian painter of the Early Renaissance Sandro Botticelli was born the city of Florence. From around 1461 or 1462 Botticelli was apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi. In 1472 Botticelli took on his first apprentice, the young Filippino Lippi, son of his master. Botticelli and Filippino’s works from these years, including many Madonna and Child paintings, are often difficult to distinguish from one another. In 1481, Pope Sixtus IV summoned Botticelli and other prominent Florentine and Umbrian artists… Read more


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