Top Ten Paintings by Alessandro Botticelli

Top Ten Paintings by Alessandro Botticelli

       Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better 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.

  1. The Birth of Venus (1485)

    This beautiful example of early renaissance paintings is my favorite Botticelli piece and an iconic example of Early Renaissance painting. Remarkably in the fact that the Venus is far from perfect. To achieve a nice balance, Botticelli gave the Venus an unnatural long neck, a steep fall of her shoulders and a queer way her left arm is hinged to the body.
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  2. Primavera (1482)

    Primavera, ‘Spring,’ depicts the garden of Venus, the goddess of love. Botticelli probably received an order for this painting from Pierfrancesco de Medici, the leading family of Florence during the 15th century.
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  3. Mystic Nativity (1500)

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  4. Venus and Mars (1483)

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  5. The Holy Trinity (1493)

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  6. The Banquet in the Pine Forest (1483)

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  7. Adoration of the Magi (1475)

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  8. Madonna and Child with Two Angels (1470)

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  9. Portrait of Giuliano de’ Medici (1477)

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  10. The Wedding Banquet (1483)

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  11. The Annunciation (1490)

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