The Birth Of Venus By Alessandro Di Mariano Filipepi

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Alessandro Di Mariano Filipepi, or his most prestigious surname Sandro Botticelli, was born on March 1, 1455 in Florence, Italy. He would go to become of the most renowned painters of the early Renaissance period in Florence. One of his most sought-after paintings was that of the “Birth of Venus”, where he depicted a Roman goddess and the poetic movement of illustration and humanism. Botticelli would then go on to create over one hundred more paintings in his lifetime that are still the subject of most art history classes, that relate to the Renaissance period. Botticelli’s conviction of his humanistic, poetic, and religious paintings is what made him the most influential and elaborate painters of the Renaissance period. Sandro Botticelli lived throughout his life in Florence, Italy until he died at the age of 65, on the seventeenth of May 1510. He got his start by apprenticing for fellow painter Fra Flippo Lippi, “whose delicate coloring can be seen in such early works as the Adoration of the Kings (National Gall., London) and Chigi Madonna (Gardner Mus., Boston)” (“Sandro Botticelli” 1). In Botticelli’s earlier works he created magnificent paintings representing Roman, Greek, humanistic paintings that focused on the metrical relationships between art, poetry, and myth. Unlike most artists in the early Renaissance, Botticelli worked with different mediums, other than clay or wall paintings; he worked with canvas, tapestry, furniture, and panels. Whereas most of the early
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