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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 a very prolific painter of Christian and other biblical narratives. This is because the clarity of his beautiful work is breathtaking and will always remain in style. 

 

Venus and Mars

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Spring (Primavera)

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Many of his noteworthy paintings, of which include the infamous Birth of Venus and Primavera, can be viewed 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 work housed in museums all around the world, but originally many of his commissioned works remained in 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 that he held an unrequited love for a married noble lady, Simonetta Vespucci. She is considered to be his muse for the Birth of Venus and is seen as a recurring character throughout his work. 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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