Alessandro Botticelli
Florence ca.1445-1510 Italian painter and draughtsman. In his lifetime he was one of the most esteemed painters in Italy, enjoying the patronage of the leading families of Florence, in particular the Medici and their banking clients. He was summoned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, was highly commended by diplomatic agents to Ludovico Sforza in Milan and Isabella d'Este in Mantua and also received enthusiastic praise from the famous mathematician Luca Pacioli and the humanist poet Ugolino Verino. By the time of his death, however, Botticelli's reputation was already waning. He was overshadowed first by the advent of what Vasari called the maniera devota, a new style by Perugino, Francesco Francia and the young Raphael, whose new and humanly affective sentiment, infused atmospheric effects and sweet colourism took Italy by storm;

 

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Alessandro Botticelli St.Dominic oil painting   

Painting ID::  29211
Alessandro Botticelli
St.Dominic
mk65 Tempera and oil on canvas transferred from panel 17 1/2x10"

   
   
     

 

 

Alessandro Botticelli St.Jerome oil painting   

Painting ID::  29216
Alessandro Botticelli
St.Jerome
mk65 Tempera and oil on canvas tranferred from panel 17 1/2x10"

   
   
     

 

 

Alessandro Botticelli Venus with the goddess to the girl gifts oil painting   

Painting ID::  57232
Alessandro Botticelli
Venus with the goddess to the girl gifts
mk255 about the year 1483-1485. Murals 2.11 meters high, 2.83 meters wide. Paris, the Louvre

   
   
     

 

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Alessandro Botticelli
Florence ca.1445-1510 Italian painter and draughtsman. In his lifetime he was one of the most esteemed painters in Italy, enjoying the patronage of the leading families of Florence, in particular the Medici and their banking clients. He was summoned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, was highly commended by diplomatic agents to Ludovico Sforza in Milan and Isabella d'Este in Mantua and also received enthusiastic praise from the famous mathematician Luca Pacioli and the humanist poet Ugolino Verino. By the time of his death, however, Botticelli's reputation was already waning. He was overshadowed first by the advent of what Vasari called the maniera devota, a new style by Perugino, Francesco Francia and the young Raphael, whose new and humanly affective sentiment, infused atmospheric effects and sweet colourism took Italy by storm;