Sandro Botticelli…The Greatest Master of the Renaissance

(Sandro Botticelli, 1445-1510)

He lived in Florence during one of the most glorious times for art, during the reign of Lorenzo the Magnificent, the Medici lord who served as patron of the art of many…

And for me, he was the best of the best of the Early and High Renaissance. He painted what I consider to be the greatest painting in Art History: The Birth of Venus. He was not like Leonardo da Vinci. He wasn’t a spoiled rich kid who left most projects behind and abandoned. Botticelli worked hard and his body of work proves it.

(Birth of Venus 1484-1486)

Here is a little more about him and some of his greatest works:



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  1. beth dice:

    a master, indeed. thanks for sharing a bit of him this morning, Fransisco

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    1. Thank you Beth, so glad you liked it.

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  2. Easymalc dice:

    I’ve been lucky enough to see the ‘Birth of Venus’ in the flesh so to speak. I knew it was an important painting, but the expert who was explaining what it was about and the skill of the artist brought it all to life. I’ve never forgotten it.

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    1. I’ve yet to visit the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, but it is on my list as soon as I return to Europe. To stand before that painting has to be a supernatural experience, I would think.

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      1. Easymalc dice:

        I’m grateful for the fact that I saw it when tourism was still civilized. I hope your experience will be the same.

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      2. I know what you mean, but I am looking forward to it.

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  3. Botticelli is one of our greatest Italian artists and The Birth of Venus is a masterpiece!
    Thanks for talking about them 🙏

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    1. Yes, absolutely, and much more should be spoken, Luisa, thank you!

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      1. You’re more than welcome ❣️❣️❣️

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