Sandro Botticelli: Life, facts, curiosities and art!
Everyone knows “The Birth of Venus”, the most famous painting of Sandro Botticelli. It shows how the Greek Goddess of beauty and love, who was born from the ocean, was brought to Cyprian shore by the shell, surrounded by nymphs and wind Gods. This painting characterizes the work of Botticelli, whose period was marked by the rebirth of classic themes in art. “The Birth of Venus” depicts a classical motif of the Greek mythology that represents a deeper meaning, the divine origin of beauty. The paintings of Sandro Botticelli are regarded as symbols of beauty and grace today. A unique feel of lightness is depicted by his precise and elegant use of lines and the viewer feels enchantingly melancholic. The brilliant painting style of Sandro Botticelli was copied by other artists of the Renaissance such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Sandro Botticelli worked all his life only for rich Florentine families including the family of Medici. Scholars argued whether his professional name Botticelli (Fässchen) originated from his brother or his master. Sandro Botticelli is considered as one of the most famous representative of the early Florentine Renaissance. Sandro Botticelli was born in 1445 as Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi in Florence and died in 1510 in the same place. All artworks by Sandro Botticelli can be ordered in our online-shop in any form you desire e.g. as a poster, art print on canvas, hand-painted oil painting, acrylic art print or metal print. Each piece of wall art is unique!