Botticelli’s Uffizi Adoration

NOTES ON BOTTICELLI’S UFFIZI ADORATION OF THE MAGI

This version of the Adoration of the Magi is by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. The work is on display at the Uffizi in Florence and is said to date from 1475 or 1476. It is also claimed that the painting was commissioned by Gaspare di Zanobi del Lama for his funerary chapel in Santa Maria Novella, Florence. Botticelli produced several paintings on this theme, some say as many as eight. This version depicts several members of the Medici family, notably Cosimo de’ Medici, the Italian banker and politician, in the guise of the Magus kneeling in front of the Virgin Mary and Child Jesus. Although there are varied opinions as to the identities of the other Medici figures, most art historians tend to agree that the painter, Sandro Botticelli, is the standing figure on the right of the frame, wearing the ochre gown and looking out to the viewer.
Adoration of the Magi. (1475-76?), Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi, Florence

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LAST UDATE: HEADS OF STATE, 24 APRIL 2019

BOTTICELLI’S UFFIZI ADORATION… NOT BEFORE 1480
RENDER UNTO CAESAR
ASSASSINATION OF GIULIANO DE’ MEDICI
LEONARDO’S HORSE-HEAD LYRE
THREE MEN AND A HORSE

HAT TIP TO LEONARDO
NOT GASPARE, THEN WHO?
CHICKEN OR THE EGG?
THE HAT AND THE CROWN
A CELESTIAL MUSICIAN
BIRDS OF A FEATHER…
WHEN BOTTICELLI PAINTED LEONARDO
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

ON THE TRAIL OF LEONARDO
WHEN BOTTICELLI ‘GOOSED’ HUGO VAN DER GOES

WHEN BOTTICELLI WENT TO LEUVEN
BOTTICELLI’S FRIEZE OF ARTISTS
WALL TO WALL ARTISTS
TOGETHER IN ECLECTIC DREAMS
HEADS OF STATE