Botticelli was born in Florence, Italy in 1444. He was accomplished at both frescoes and panel paintings. His paintings were revered for their combination of contemporary Florentine style and Classical prototypes. He enjoyed the patronage of the powerful Medici family during his lifetime. Their interests allowed Botticelli to explore mythological subjects as well as traditional religious themes. His innovative interpretations of both of these subjects showed a sophistication exceeding that of his peers. One of his innovations was portraying his subjects in the contemporary costumes of the Florentine court. His famed "Birth of Venus" (here #13) set the standard for Renaissance beauty. Many of his works today are in the famous Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence - Italy.

Here some of his masterpieces (click on the picture to see it bigger, and don't forget to click the "Back" button to return to this page).

Portrait of a Young Man (1564)
Madonna and Child with an Angel (1469)
Fortitude (1470)
The Return of Judith (1470)
Pallas and the Centaur (1471)
The Adoration of the Magi (1475)
La Primavera (1478)
Scenes from the Life of Moses (Detail from "Daughters of Jethro") - 1480's
Temptation of Christ (1480's)
Venus and Mars (1482-1483)
The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti (1483), 3rd pannel
Madonna of the Magnificat (1485)
The Birth of Venus (1485-1486)
Madonna Enthroned with Saints (1486)
Madonna with Child and six Angels (1487)
The Cestello Annunciation (1489)
The Coronation of the Virgin (1489)


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