Botticelli & His Works

Born in 1445 in the city of Florence, Italy, Sandro Botticelli grew up to be one of the most prominent early Renaissance painters of the late 14th- early 15th centuries. Under the guiding hand of Lorenzo De’Medici, Botticelli studied first from his brother Antonio to become a goldsmith, but then around age 14, turned his career path around and studied at the Florentine School (thanks to Medici). Some might know Botticelli for his paintings titled The Adoration of the Magi or The Mystic Nativity; which was inspired by the preachings of Girolamo Savonarola. As Botticelli aged, he also grew in wisdom as well as a respected public figure. People began to recognize him not only for his artistic intellect, but also for his contributions to the artistic society as a whole. For example, in the year 1504 (just 6 years before his death) Botticelli served as one of the heads of the committee which decided where Michelangelo’s the Statue of David was going to be placed. Nevertheless, by his death in 1510, Botticelli had completed numerous portraits, some of the more famous ones being Portrait of a Young Woman as well as Giuliano di’Medici, while some of his most famous paintings are: Venus and Mars, Madonna della Melagrana, his version of the annunciation called Cestello Annunciation. Now, we cannot talk about Botticelli and wrap this up until we acknowledge by far his most famous work. Today art collectors and historians have been able to predict the value of a priceless piece of awe inspiring artwork which they estimate to be worth more than £291,000,000 in today's market, The Birth of Venus. Completed in 1486 at the hearty age of 41, Botticelli's Venus has become one of his staple works as well as the go to image when it comes to the depiction of Aphrodite.

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2 years ago
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Really interesting information about himself and his work! Really cool collage too

2 years ago
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Your selected images flow magically enticing me to want to further explore the world of Botticelli. Nice job!

2 years ago
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Love it Kai! The colors almost look neon against the black, nice touch. Lovely choices!

2 years ago
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Love the dark background. I'd like to see the mythological/nature theme strengthened.

2 years ago
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Your collage is supremely creative and the information in your text was very insightful! Great job Kia Sorento.

2 years ago
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Nice work on the background; love the images. How did he influence painters who came after him?

2 years ago
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I like that you included the "Birth of Venus" painting. Botticelli was able to paint Christian art as well as mythological art seamlessly.

2 years ago
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I love the colors that you put together in your collage and how you use the dark background to really reflect what Botticelli intended to display in his works. YOU ROCK! 💓

2 years ago
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I like how the lady on the left seems to be looking at the other artwork, and how the pictures on the bottom seem to form one background. The black background behind the artwork also makes the colors seem very vibrant!

2 years ago
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The black background looks nice, and the top left painting is so interesting.