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Breathtaking Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510) was an Italian Renaissance artist, remembered for the mythical Birth of Venus and Primavera (Spring). Botticelli was also was a very prolific painter of Christian and other biblical narratives. You might have seen some of his works hanging in many homes and offices. This is because the clarity of his beautiful works is breathtaking and his masterworks will always remain in style. 

Venus and Mars

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Spring (Primavera)

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A great many of his noteworthy works, including the famous Birth of Venus and Primavera, are visible at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Botticelli's hometown. 

Madonna and Child with an Angel

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Madonna with Child, and Madonna and Child with an Angel

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Adoration of the Magi

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The Trials of Moses

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Nowadays you can see many of his works housed in museums all around the world, but originally many of his commissioned works remained in the churches and villas for which they were painted.

Portrait of a Man with a Medal of Cosimo the Elder,

and Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Medallion

Portrait of a Philosopher with Red Cap

and Portrait of a Young Woman

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Portrait of a Young Woman, and Portrait of a Young Man

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Botticelli never married and it is popularly believed he held an unrequited love for a married noble lady, Simonetta Vespucci. She is considered the muse for the Birth of Venus and is seen recurring throughout his works. When he died, he asked to be buried at her feet in Florence’s Church of Ognissanti. 

La Bella Simonetta, and Portrait of a Young Woman

Three Scenes from the Story of Esther

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Madonna of the Pomegranate

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Annunciation

The Birth of Venus

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Sources: www.wikipedia.com
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