Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Sandro Botticelli


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Today’s Featured Artist at the e.Gallery is a 15th Century artist of the Early Renaissance movement, Sandro Botticelli [Italian, 1445-1510] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Botticelli_Sandro

Original name ALESSANDRO DI MARIANO FILIPEPI (born 1445, Florence [Italy] – died May 17, 1510, Florence), Florentine early Renaissance painter whose Birth of Venus (c. 1485) and Primavera (1477–78) are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. His ecclesiastical commissions included work for all the major churches of Florence and for the Sistine Chapel in Rome. His name is derived from his elder brother Giovanni, a pawnbroker, who was called Il Botticello (“The Little Barrel”).


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The Adoration of the Magi

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The Cestello Annunciation

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Primavera

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St. Augustine
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