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Botticelli’s “Man of Sorrow” Sold for $45.4M

Vita gazette – How valuable can a work of art be? Tens of millions of euros from the Renaissance period. One of the greatest painters of the Renaissance Period, Italian artist Sandro Botticelli’s “The Man of Sorrows” was sold for 45.4 million dollars.

 “The Man of Sorrows” by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, one of the greatest painters of the Renaissance Period, was sold for 45.4 million dollars.

Born in Florence in 1445, Botticelli was born in 1500, which coincided with the last period of Hz. His painting “The Man of Sorrow”, in which he depicted Jesus, was put up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York. As a result of the auction, which lasted 7 minutes, the painting was bought for 45.4 million dollars.

The work represents a portrait of Jesus on a black background surrounded by angels. An important and dramatic representation with a crown of thorns on her head, with her hands scarred and tied with strings. Christopher Apostle, head of department at Sotheby’s Old Masters, said of the painting’s value and quality, “This is a metaphysical picture of a mature man confronting his own mortality, and that’s what makes it so moving: they become more introverted, more metaphysical, more spiritual as one gets older.” And I think it shows very deeply in this image,” he explains.

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