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Mystic Nativity by Sandro Botticelli

'Mystic Nativity'
by Sandro Botticelli

BBC Two
transmitted 25 December 2009

Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity is a painting that lovers of mystery fiction should love: a Renaissance masterpiece crammed with cryptic symbols disguising a dangerous message.  But it is much more besides.  Painted in 1500 by one of the most famous artists of all time, it is a supremely beautiful vision of maternal love, earthly harmony, and heavenly ecstasy. The painting also has a dark side though.

Botticelli carefully hid the Mystic Nativity’s dangerous meaning. This programme reveals the recent chance discovery by a scholar which fully unlocks the painting’s message.

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