Botticelli: Madonna and Child and Young St. John the Baptist

I forgot to mention this strange, haunting masterpiece from late in Botticelli’s life (now leaving the Museum of Fine Arts):

Note a great photo, sorry. The writer of this article noticed what I noticed: the Virgin and Child have the same face, almost–certainly the same expression. And they seem to be pushing their way off the canvas. What’s going on?

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2 thoughts on “Botticelli: Madonna and Child and Young St. John the Baptist

  1. Pushing their way off the canvas?! She’s bending down so the baby can hug the saint. No more canvas needed.
    Haunting; so full of love. And yes, strange.

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