Sandro Botticelli

Topics: Florence, Sandro Botticelli, Renaissance Pages: 4 (1274 words) Published: January 21, 2013
Sandro Botticelli|

Probable self-portrait of Botticelli, in hisAdoration of the Magi (1475).| Birth name| Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi|
Born| c. 1445[1]
Florence, Republic of Florence, (now Italy)|
Died| May 17, 1510 (aged 64–65)
Florence, Republic of Florence, (now Italy)|
Nationality| Italian|
Field| Painting|
Training| Filippo Lippi
Andrea del Verrocchio|
Movement| Italian Renaissance|
Works| Primavera
The Birth of Venus
The Adoration of the Magi
Other Works|
Influenced by| Fra Filippo Lippi|
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (Italian: [ˈsandro bottiˈtʃɛlli]; c. 1445[1] – May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine school under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later as a "golden age", a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera. * |

[edit]Early life
He was born in the city of Florence in a house in the Via Nuova, Borg'Ognissanti. Vasari reported that he was initially trained as a goldsmith by his brother Antonio.[2] There are very few details of Botticelli's life, but it is known that he became an apprentice when he was about fourteen years old, which would indicate that he received a fuller education than other Renaissance artists.Probably by 1462 he was apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi;[3] many of his early works have been attributed to the elder master, and attributions continue to be uncertain. Influenced also by the monumentality of Masaccio's painting, it was from Lippi that Botticelli...
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