Botticelli - A Biography
J. B. Lippincott Company | 1960 | ISBN: N/A | English | 80 pages | PDF | 9 MB
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli ( c. 1445 - May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later as a "golden age", a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera.