Friday, April 29, 2016

[FunOnTheNet] La sublime belleza de Botticelli: pinturas... / The sublime beauty of Botticelli: paintings...




Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510) was an Italian Renaissance artist, remembered for the mythical Birth of Venus and Primavera (Spring). Botticelli was also was a very prolific painter of Christian and other biblical narratives. You might have seen some of his works hanging in many homes and offices. This is because the clarity of his beautiful works is breathtaking and his masterworks will always remain in style.


Venus and Mars



Spring (Primavera)

A great many of his noteworthy works, including the famous Birth of Venus and Primavera, are visible at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Botticelli's hometown.


Madonna and Child with an Angel


Madonna with Child, and Madonna and Child with an Angel



Adoration of the Magi


The Trials of Moses

Nowadays you can see many of his works housed in museums all around the world, but originally many of his commissioned works remained in the churches and villas for which they were painted.


Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder,
and Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion


Portrait of a Philosopher with Red Cap,
and Portrait of a Young Woman



Portrait of a Young Woman, and Portrait of a Young Man

Botticelli never married and it is popularly believed he held an unrequited love for a married noble lady, Simonetta Vespucci. She is considered the muse for the Birth of Venus and is seen recurring throughout his works. When he died, he asked to be buried at her feet in Florence's Church of Ognissanti.


La Bella Simonetta, and Portrait of a Young Woman



Three Scenes from the Story of Esther





Madonna of the Pomegranate





Sandro Botticelli - Visions of violence and beauty

Documentary about Botticelli
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance.

Click here to watch this video




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