Italian painter of the Early Renaissance
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi
better known as
*He was given the nickname ‘Botticelli’, from the word ‘botticello’ meaning ‘small wine cask’.
March 1st, 1445
in Florence, Italy
Botticelli was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance [and of all times!].
His influence on the course of art history and popular culture has been significant across the centuries in a way rivalled by few other artists.
However, although he was famous during his lifetime, Botticelli’s reputation suffered after his death for several centuries. Perhaps because Botticelli’s work remained rooted in a Medieval tradition that was forsaken during the High Renaissance, his work was dismissed along with Gothic art.
It was not until the 19th century that his work was reappraised and began to be valued highly once more. The Pre-Raphaelite movement rejected the softer style of art espoused by Raphael and later artists, preferring the linearity of early Florentine Renaissance painting, and particularly praising Botticelli.
The main belt asteroid 29361 Botticelli discovered on 9 February 1996, is named after him.
So here’s a glimpse of this master’s work
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Another beautiful and interesting collection, Marina! I might be able to recognize his work now, although the tableaux might be difficult to identify. His faces are quite unique.
Oh, yes they are. So happy you enjoyed this journey too! 🤗😘
Amazing. I’m not a huge fan of religious paintings. However, his work is immaculate. (pardon the pun)
I adore his portraits of people who really lived. As there were no camera, more importantly no selfies, these images are precious and priceless.
Crazy, he’s been gone for 511 years. He did live a decent length of time for his day. Average life expectancy was 35 years.
Another interesting note, I have viewed these paintings to a Genesis post of Oannes that you reblogged. Wow! Talk about juxtaposition!
I think ‘immaculate’ pretty much covers his work! 😉
Botticelli & Genesis… well, such a talented group can easily set an interesting dialogue!! 😉
Huge hug and kisses!
Wait…. tail wags too!
Such magnificent art, it’s breathtaking. I’m awed by the works if Botticelli dear Marina. Thank you for the wonderful narrative and display of his gorgeous paintings, I could never choose favorite but la Bella is heart stopping! ❤️
Magnificent painter… and yes, Simonetta must have had many hearts stop! 😉 Glad you enjoyed!!!
Ah, I was scrolling through waiting for Venus – I see you kept her for the last one 🙂
A ha ha haaa…best for last? !!!
Hooray … an artist that at least I’ve know of – but could not pick out one of his paintings in a lineup. This style is very clean and authentic. The first one is my favorite.
I intentionally added that one first! Mine too! So glad you enjoyed!
Happy Tuesday, my friend.
Celebrating with you, Marina!!!
Wonderful, my dearest Rebecca!
Another painter who did such wonderful work. Seeing his work in person is amazing.
Ohh, yes, indeed!!!!!!