8.25" x 22" Paper Print
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The Botticelli board features some less familiar Medieval and Renaissance images than we are accustomed to seeing in art. I think this makes this board especially interesting.
I find the Beast on the lower-middle left both chilling and amazingly creative in the artistry, and it is counterbalanced reassuringly by the accessibility of the Madonna and Child image to the right. Above the Beast is the Crucifixion, exemplifying the hope against the horror. While I do plan the artwork to fall in certain ways, I am sometimes surprised at how well some of the images end up working to counterbalance the effect of each other. This was the case in Botticelli.
Something else I played with while piecing this board together was the eye direction held by the artwork subjects. The Lamb, who is so often featured with or at the feet of John near the Cross, is there on the left border looking out, away from the Crucifixion image as if looking out of the art piece to the members (us) of the post-Crucifixion timeframe. One can imagine looking back in at Him.
Another element that turned out well was that the tall image of the featured man with halo on the lower right corner is gazing, as if across ages, at the Expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden. His look strikes me as knowing and serious, and yet not surprised.
Botticelli is a serious-feeling board that draws contemplation. It is a good size to hold in the hand as well as for filling a narrow wall space.