John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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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
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