Art For Epiphany - Sandro Botticelli: Adoration of the Magi

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This video is part of Art For Advent 2015. Posted for epiphany, this examines Sandro Botticelli’s c. 1475 Adoration of the Magi. This work is famous for its inclusion of Botticelli’s self-portrait as well as portraits of the Medici, Florence’s ruling family. This video examines how Botticelli employs pictorial narrative space and compositional design to advance this altarpiece’s devotional purpose. Written and narrated by Dr. James Romaine.