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  1. Sandro Botticelli Painter 1445 – 1510

  2. Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepiaka Sandro Botticelli “the little barrel” • Born in 1445 in Florence Italy during the early Italian Renaissance • Apprenticed at age 14 to a goldsmith • Apprenticed in 1462 to Fra Filippo Lippi, a painter

  3. By 1470, he had his own workshop • His work is characterized by figures shown which look flat, rather than 3- dimensional) Round Paintings were popular in his time Primavera (1482) Like most artists of his day, Botticelli painted portraits and images for wealthy people and the church – the only ones who could afford to pay him for his work

  4. Sections of “The Birth of Venus” (1485) Both “Primavera” and “The Birthof Venus” were originally commissioned by the Medici Family, a very powerful banking and political dynasty which not only ruled the city of Florence but also produced 4 Popes

  5. Madonna of the Magnificat (1485)

  6. In 1481, pope Sixtus IV called Botticelli & other prominent artists to Rome to fresco the walls of the Sistine Chapel • this was about 27 years before Michelangelo painted the ceiling • Throughout the 1480s Botticelli worked on many frescoes, especially in the Churches of Florence Events in the Life of Moses(Sistine Chapel) “Fresco” is a style in which paint is applied to wet plaster, so the pigment dries with the surface of the wall

  7. Overshadowed by the more famous Michelangelo, Botticelli stops painting • Dies in 1510, requesting that he be buried at the feet of his (unrequited) Lady Love