Essay on Ancient Greek and Roman Art Styles in the Renaissance

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The “Renaissance” was an important time following the Middle Ages. Ancient Greek and Ancient Roman art styles and ideas were revived during this period of time. Extravagant and detailed paintings were commissioned and featured mythological creatures from Greek and Roman culture. It was similar to an artistic revolution. One of the most famous painters from this period was Sandro Botticelli. Known for his detail included in his paintings, Botticelli went on to create paintings for influential figures of the Renaissance and a few frescos for the Sistine Chapel. Sandro Botticelli is the Renaissance Idol because he created a unique art style that was widely imitated by the time of his death.

Sandro Botticelli was born as Alessandro Fillipeli in the year of 1444. He was the son of a tanner (someone who tans animal hides). He lived in the city of Florence, Italy which was a very busy place during the Renaissance. Italy was the epicenter of the Renaissance and many famous Renaissance artisans and inventors came from Italy. Sandro Botticelli was a painter and started painting at the age of 5 when he became the apprentice to Florentine painter Fra Filippo Lippi. Sandro’s legacy was in his paintings that featured figures from Greek and Roman mythology such as Venus (goddess of love).

A Renaissance Idol is a person with dexterity in their profession, is very unique and creative and is always thinking of new zany ideas. Sandro Botticelli represented the characteristics of a…