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Alessandro Botticelli

(1444/45 - 1510)

Biography

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Alessandro (Sandro) Botticelli was born in Florence in 1444 or 1445, the fourth son of Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, a tanner. Alessandro's nickname was derived from the one given to his eldest brother Giovanni, who, because of his corpulence, was called "Il Botticello" (little barrel). It is believed that Botticelli was apprenticed as a goldsmith before being sent, probably in the beginning of the 1460s, to Fra Filippo Lippi in order to study painting.
Since 1470, Botticelli ran his own workshop in Florence and, in 1472, he became a member of the St. Luke's Guild. His early woks were mostly small religious pieces. In 1470, he was commissioned...Read Alessandro Botticelli's Full Biography

Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna and Child, Two Angels and the Young St. John the Baptist. Madonna and Child, Two Angels and the Young St. John the Baptist. c.1467. Tempera on panel. Galleria dell' Accademia, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna della Loggia. Madonna della Loggia. c.1467. Tempera on panel. Galleria dell' Accademia, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Judith's Return to Bethulia. Judith's Return to Bethulia. c.1469-1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Discovery of the Body of Holofernes. Discovery of the Body of Holofernes. c.1469-1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna in Glory. Madonna in Glory. c.1469-1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna of the Rosegarden. Madonna of the Rosegarden. c.1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna and Child and Two Angels. Madonna and Child and Two Angels. c.1470. Tempera on panel. Museo e Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna of the Eucharist. Madonna of the Eucharist. c.1470. Tempera on panel. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Fortitude. Fortitude. c.1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna and Child with Six Saints. Madonna and Child with Six Saints. c.1470. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Adoration of the Magi. Adoration of the Magi. c.1470-1474. Tempera on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. St. Sebastian. St. Sebastian. 1474. Tempera on panel. Staatliche Museen Preubischer Kulturbesitz, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Adoration of the Magi. Adoration of the Magi. c.1475. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of a Young Man. Portrait of a Young Man. c.1470-1473. Tempera on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder. Portrait of a Man with the Medal of Cosmo the Elder. c.1474-1475. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of a Lady (Smeralda Brandini?). Portrait of a Lady (Smeralda Brandini?). c.1470-1475. Tempera on panel. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of a Woman. Portrait of a Woman. c.1475. Tempera on panel. Palazzo Pitti, Galleria Palatina, Florence, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici. Portrait of Giuliano de' Medici. c.1476-1477. Tempera on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna and Child with Eight Angels (Tondo Raczynski). Madonna and Child with Eight Angels (Tondo Raczynski). c.1478. Tempera on panel. Staatliche Museen Preubischer Kulturbesitz, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna del Libro. Madonna del Libro. c.1480. Tempera on panel. Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan, Italy. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Madonna of the Magnificat. Madonna of the Magnificat. c.1480-1481. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. St. Augustine. St. Augustine. 1480. Fresco. Ognissanti, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. The Virgin Adoring the Child. The Virgin Adoring the Child. c.1480-1490. Tempera on panel. The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Portrait of a Youth. Portrait of a Youth. 1480s. Tempera on panel. The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. The Temptation of Christ. The Temptation of Christ. 1481-1482. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Scenes from the Life of Moses. Scenes from the Life of Moses. 1481-1482. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. The Punishment of Korah. The Punishment of Korah. 1481-1482. Fresco. Sistine Chapel, Rome, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Adoration of the Magi. Adoration of the Magi. 1481-1482. Tempera on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti: The Encounter with the Damned in the Pine Forest. The Story of Nastagio degli Onesti: The Encounter with the Damned in the Pine Forest. 1482-1483. Tempera on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Primavera. Primavera. c.1482. Tempera on panel. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Pallas/Camilla and the Centaur. Pallas/Camilla and the Centaur. c.1482-1483. Tempera on canvas. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Venus and Mars. Venus and Mars. 1483. Tempera on panel. National Gallery, London, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist (Bardi altarpiece). Virgin and Child Enthroned between Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist (Bardi altarpiece). 1484. Tempera on panel. Staatliche Museen Preubischer Kulturbesitz, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. Venus and the Three Graces presenting Gifts to a Young Woman. Venus and the Three Graces presenting Gifts to a Young Woman. c.1484-1486. Fresco, transferred to canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. Read Note. [Order a Print]
Alessandro Botticelli. A Young Man being introduced to the Seven Liberal Arts. A Young Man being introduced to the Seven Liberal Arts. c.1484-1486. Fresco, transferred to canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. [Order a Print]
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