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Showed a Madonna surrounded by fully fitted in a circle, a shape which had become popular Florence. Botticelli had painted had to to angels which were grace- many of these tondos. in Some who wanted Many did not be changed to suit the wishes of the client add an angel here, or change satisfy Botticelli, but he knew a pose there. that this tondo was one of the most beautiful he had painted. The lines of the Madonna's pose and lowed the curve of the head. Two In her left circle. that of the angels fol- In the center was the Child's angels held a delicate gold crown above the Virgin.
Their Beatrice, the taller of the two, held faces were beneath. This unfinished drawing reflected faintly in the earth is one of the most beautiful of Sandro's illustrations for Dante's Paradiso. »- M • \ . • "1 - I ! J i .
I DANTE'S INFERNO The Fettered Giants. Drawing STAATLICHE MUSEUM, BERLIN Savonarola continued to hurl terrifying warnings from the Over and over he attacked pleasure-loving citizens who spent their money on fine furniture, expensive clothes and paintings of pagan subjects. His followers built a roaring bonfire in the public square, while boys went from house to house pulpit. and pictures collecting furniture, clothing to feed the flames. In a frenzy of repentance people hurled books and paintings on the curled fire.