Botticelli Essays

  • Botticelli

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    done little or no more painting in the last ten years. Who was this famous artist? Botticelli. Thoughtful and clever, Botticelli painted many famous masterpieces. Botticelli’s real name was: Alessandro Filipepi. He was born in 1445 in Florence, Italy. This was the time of the Renaissance. Botticelli was the youngest of five children. He got his nickname when working with a goldsmith. The goldsmith named him Botticelli, meaning, “Little barrel”. Many other people of the Renaissance said he had a deep-set

  • Sandro Botticelli

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    Sandro Botticelli (1444-1510) was born in Florence. Very little is known about his early life. Botticelli was a painter in the fifteenth century. His work was very sophisticated and feminine. He did quite an amount of work for the Medici family. Many of his masterpieces were mythological paintings. His work included literary references inspired beauty. I decided to observe the painting of Mars and Venus. Venus appears as an enchantress. She is dressed in a lovely white gown and surrounded by bushes

  • Sandro Botticelli: The Renaissance Artist

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    Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro Mariano Filipepi, was the son of a tanner. He was born in Florence around 1445 and showed a talent for painting at a very early age. Botticelli was first apprenticed under a goldsmith named Sandro, from whom it is believed he derived his nickname. At the age of sixteen, he served an apprenticeship with the painter Fra Filippo Lippi (Durant, 1953). From Lippi he learned to create the effect of transparency, to draw outlines, and to give his pictures fluidity and

  • Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap: Sandro Botticelli

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    Red Cap Sandro Botticelli, real name Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance. His work, Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap, captures his highly personalized style. He is known for his execution and precise use of lines to portray objects realistically. The Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap will be the source of our discussion, but first a background of Sandro Botticelli’s artistic relations is necessary. 	Botticelli was born in Florence

  • The Birth Of Venus Botticelli

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    Besides creating an incredible image of traditional religious women with wisdom, Botticelli also presented his skills of rendering perfect female beauty in his secular paintings. Birth of Venus (1484-86), tempera on canvas, is one of Botticelli’s most famous mythological works. The presentation of the birth of Venus, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, is an allegory of the birth of beauty in the mind of humanity arriving in Florence (Hartt, p. 340). On the center of the canvas, Venus, in contrapposto

  • Sandro Botticelli La Primavera

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    La Primavera or “springtime” is one of the best known works of art of the Florentine Renaissance. Its artist, Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter and draughtsman. Sandro Botticelli was born in 1445 in Florence, Italy under the birth name of Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi. Over the course of time he shortened his Christian name to Sandro. During his lifetime he was one of the most admired painters in Italy, being commissioned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome

  • Paintings In The Birth Of Venus By Sandro Botticelli

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    Sandro Botticelli was a painter in the early Renaissance and was not appreciated during his time. Botticelli never wed because he did not like the idea of marriage and he claimed that it gave him nightmares. There were suspicions that he was homosexual, but it was never proven right or wrong. One of his most famous paintings is The Birth of Venus, which depicts the goddess Venus. Another famous painting of him is Primavera , also known as Allegory of Spring, portrays a group of mythological figures

  • The Birth Of Venus By Sandro Botticelli

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    The Birth of Venus is a tempera on canvas painting by Sandro Botticelli. Botticelli was an Italian painter during the Early Renaissance. He was commissioned to ornament the Sistine Chapel, located in Rome. He worked under Lorenzo de’Medici in a time that was referred to as the “golden age.” He became an apprentice at the unprecedented age of fourteen, blessed with an earlier education than the other Renaissance painters. His most famous work is The Birth of Venus, which was completed in 1484. Unfortunately

  • Analysis Of Venus And Mars By Sandro Botticelli

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    by Sandro Botticelli and to explore the possible meanings that could be construed from this painting. I will be discussing the perspective, colors, symbolism, light, Botticelli’s intention and painting techniques. Due to the limitations of the word count, I will not go very in-depth about any one discussion versus another but will try to give a broad analysis of the painting. I will also briefly introduce the artist and give some background information on him. Who was Sandro Botticelli? Sandro Botticelli

  • Renaissance Art

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    Renaissance Art It is agreed that the Renaissance was a period of great art and architectural feats and ingenuity, during which artists looked back to the classical art of Greece and Rome from which to draw inspiration. This influence can easily be seen in the many paintings and sculpture that came out of the Renaissance. However, the conservative nature of the period, the subject matter, and the restrictions imposed upon artists of that time kept the Renaissance from truly becoming a return

  • The Renaissance

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    on the observation of the visible world and practiced according to mathematical principles of balance, harmony, and perspective, which were developed at this time. In the works of painters such as Masaccio, the brothers Lorenzetti, Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Perugino, Piero della Francesca, Raphael, and Titian; sculptors such as Pisano, Donatello, Verrocchio, Ghiberti, and Michelangelo; and architects such as Alberti, Brunelleschi, Palladio, Michelozzo, and Filarete, the dignity of man found expression

  • Sandro Boticelli

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    Sandro Botticelli, (1445-1510) was a famous Renaissance arit. His real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi; his nickname came from Botticello ("little barrel"), which was either the nickname of his older brother or the name of the goldsmith who first taught him. Botticelli was born in Florence to the tanner Marianno di Vanni and his wife in a small place called Smeralda which is now Borgo Ognissanti No. 28 in Florence. He was one of eight children born to his parents, Botticelli being the

  • Edgar Degas

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    Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. In order to complement his art studies, Degas traveled extensively, including trips to Naples, Florence, and Rome (where he lived for three years), so that he could observe and copy the works of Renaissance masters like Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, and Nicolas Poussin. From his early classical education, Degas learned a good deal about drawing figures, a skill he used to complete some impressive family portraits before 1860, notably The Belleli Family (1859). In 1861, Degas

  • The Mystic Nativity, By Botticelli

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    It would not have appealed to everyone. The “Mystic Nativity” also by Botticelli dated from 1445 to 1510. These two paintings are completely different due to the turmoil during that time. People believed they would suffer hardships in addition to terrible disasters from God. Botticelli depicted this painting through a time of pain and suffering. His painting represented the birth as well as the return of God. There are many religious

  • Iconography and Iconology of an Advertisement

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    Iconography and Iconology of an Advertisement Looking at the art of the past, we see many images depicting nude women. From Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus to Ingres’s Grande Odelisque, many artists like the idea of painting a woman in the nude in an interesting pose. Even modern images in contemporary magazines depict nude images. Yves Saint Laurent’s advertisement of their fragrance Opium depicts a nude woman covering her breast. Her pose is a symbol of the iconography, while beauty serves

  • The Birth of Venus

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    revealing. In all of this beauty it can be easy to overlook the unnatural length of Venus's neck, and the steep fall of her shoulders. Venus's outline is wonderfully graceful, and it is the grace that makes the print so wholesome and beautiful. If Botticelli would have chosen a slimmer or less natural Venus the harmony of the picture would have been destroyed. The picture has many wholesome elements to it. Venus is only one example. The next wholesome element to the portrait is seen in the upper left

  • Boticelli's La Primavera

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    the ebb and flow of the changing seasons, moves counter to the rotation of the earth. In schematic form, the seasons actually do move “backwards,” marching from right to left across the dome of the heavens.” Therefore, it can be concluded that Botticelli inspired by the poets and poetry that surrounded him, and the fact that young Lorenzo had just purchased a rural farm, used the rustic roman calendar as a basis for the compositional layout of “La Primavera.” In August of 1481, Lorenzo the Magnificent

  • birth of venus

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    The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, after 1482, was the choice for my writing assignment. It can be found on page 401, in our textbook, The Humanistic Tradition, by Gloria K. Fiero. The painting is a tempera on canvas and is 5ft x 9ft ½ in. Canvas was often used because it was less expensive and easier to transport. The Birth of Venus was one of the first non-biblical female nude paintings. Many of the earlier artwork of nude females were of Eve. As I was doing research, I found many different

  • Art Analysis: Adoration of the Magi by Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi

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    Introduction This altarpiece painting was done in tempera paint on wood by Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi. He became known as Sandro Botticelli. “Botticelli” was a nickname given by his older brother meaning 'small wine cask'. “(Artble, 2014). According to our textbook, this painting is one of four Adorations he painted that have achieved lasting fame. (Wold, 2008) Botticelli was an Italian Renaissance painter whose life spanned from 1440-1510. I was unable to verify where he was born, but most of the

  • Body Representation in Renaissance Portraits

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    10.1111/j.1475-6757.2012.01103.x Dee, J. (2013). Eclipsed: an overshadowed goddess and the discarded image of Botticelli’s Primavera. Renaissance Studies, 27(1),4-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-4658.2011.00769.x Gromling, A. & Lingesleben,T. (1998). Botticelli 1444/45-1510 [Translation from the German; Fiona Hulse] (1st ed.).Koln, Germany: Neue Stalling, Oldenburg. Haughton, N. (2004). Perception of beauty in Renaissance art. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, 3(4), 229-233. doi: 10.1111/j.1473-2310.2004