John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Artistic Advent: The Adoration of the Magi

Today's Advent artwork is dedicated to aninnocent, who sent Christmas greetings in the form of a photo of bare-chested David Hasselhoff. Thanks!

Sandro Botticelli (1446–1510)
The Adoration of the Magi
early 1480s
tempera and oil on panel
The Adoration of the Magi
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

This is a huge painting—26.75 inches by 40.2 inches—so this image of it doesn't really do it justice. Assuming you can't go to the National Gallery and see it in person (it's in West Main Floor Gallery 7), you need to look at the detail images to understand what a magnificent work of art it is.
Tags: advent: 2004, art: painting

  • Mixed feelings about the NCAA tournment

    The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is over, and I have mixed feelings. FEELING #1: PRIDE I may not be a huge basketball fan, but…

  • Book Madness, day 5

    I suppose that at this point, having predicted the outcomes of the first 32 matchups of the UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness tournament, I could go…

  • Book Madness, day 4

    Today is Thursday, so let's have a look at the fourth and final "regional" in the 2014 UW-Madison Libraries Book Madness tournament! Today we're…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.