Sandro Botticelli

Also known asAlessandro Filipepi
Born1445 ( Florence, Italy)
DiedMay 17, 1510 (Florence, Italy)
PeriodFlorentine School, Italian Renaissance, Renaissance

Paintings of Sandro Botticelli

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Primevera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most popular paintings by the artist. Another famous art work by the artist is Birth of Venus. It was commissioned by the Medici family. The painting has comprised Greek mythological gods and goddesses at one place. Their placement and convergence in the painting has made many critics and reviewers to come up with the theories and hypothesizes about what the painting really means. Thus, the painting is in the list of some of the most talked and wrote about painting with other paintings like Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Setting It is an orange-grove. In classical art, orange trees are, allegedly, considered as divine or sacred. We can see the ripe oranges in the trees very clearly […]


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The Birth of Venus is equally famous work of Sandro Botticelli with Primavera. It simply depicts the moment of the birth of the love-goddess Venus in renaissance era style. It holds a much lesser approach of the renaissance era’s masculine and somewhat three-dimensional depictions. The painting seems more linear and flat in comparison to the other famous works from the same era. In Roman mythology Venus (Aphrodite in Greek mythology) is the goddess of divine love, sex, beauty, seduction and all the persuasive feminine aspects. She symbolizes the intellectual and physical love, attractions. Sometimes she is referred as the heavenly goddess of intellectual love and at many places she is said to be the earthly goddess of physical love or sex. Myth of Birth of […]


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