Sandro Botticelli, Saint Sebastian, 1474

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This is an educational art history video exploring Sandro Botticelli’s Saint Sebastian. By comparing Botticelli’s work with the treatment of the same subject by Antonio and Piero del Pollaiuolo, this video essay examines Botticelli’s approach to the nude figure. Part of the Seeing Art History series, it is written and narrated by Dr. James Romaine.