With the protection of the powerful Medici family, a canon of secular and religious work and contributions to the celebrated Sistine Chapel, Sandro Botticelli (1444/45–1510) was well placed for fame. After his death, however, his work was eclipsed for some 400 years. It wasn’t until the 19th century that the painter began to gain major art-historical recognition.
This introduction presents key Botticelli works to understand the making of a Renaissance legend. Through the painter’s most famous mythological and allegorical scenes, as well as his radiant religious works, we explore a mastery of figuration, movement and line.
Author: Barbara Deimling
Number of pages: 96
Dimensions: 21 x 26 cm, hardcover