battesimo di cristo

This work was created by Andrea del Verrocchio, for the Monastery of San Salvi, when his workshop was among the most important of Florence. Verrocchio painted part of the two main figures, that is, the Christ and John the Baptist, with its linear and nervous style. Were later involved two students from the workshop who carried out one the palm and the rocky background and the other the angel's face seen from the front. The latter was perhaps the young Sandro Botticelli. In a third phase was also involved the young Leonardo da Vinci. He was asked to paint the angel with the face turned to Christ. His hand is also well recognized in some very realistic spot on the body of Jesus, and in the river.


Author: Andrea del Verrocchio
Uffizi Room n°: Sala 15
Year: 1475 - 1478
Style: Rinascimento
Techics: Olio e tempera su tavola
Size: 177 x 151 cm

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