Jaryn, Megan, Jazmine- Sandro Botticelli


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Jaryn, Megan, Jazmine- Sandro Botticelli

  1. 1. Renaissance Art Project:Sandro Botticelli Jaryn Fajardo Megan Nolan Jazmine Rada
  2. 2. Background:Real name: Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni FilipepiBorn March 1, 1445 in Florence, ItalyDied May 17, 1510 in Florence, Italy
  3. 3. Youngest child out of 5Father was a tannerHe was an apprentice to a goldsmith as a child
  4. 4. Rising of Botticelli’s Career:He was pulled out of school because of his recognized talent as an artist.Botticelli convinced his father to become a painter, then chosen to become an apprentice of Fra Filippo Lippi.
  5. 5. At age 15 Sandro opened up his own workshop, where he taught apprentices his own work.In 1481, Pope Sixtus IV invited Botticelli and other famous artists to paint frescoes for his Vatican Sistine Chapel- there he created 3 frescoes.
  6. 6. Sandros Art Styles:He used stressed lines and detail to bring characters alive.He included Neo-Platonism: bringing together in one painting ideas that belong to both Christianity and pagan ideas (mythology).
  7. 7. He used tender expressions in his subjects’ face and in their gestures.His specialty was the use of a melancholy- sad characteristic.His individual paintings were always oil paintings, of figures and humans.
  8. 8. He showed females as the dominant role instead of men in most art pieces.He included highly religious symbolism in paintings- telling a story.
  9. 9. Famous Works:The Adoration of the Magi c. 1470- 75La Primavera c. 1477-78Venus and Mars c. 1483Birth of Venus c. 1485-86The Cestello Annunciation c. 1489
  10. 10. Birth of Venus c. 1485-86:Tempera on canvas.Zephyrus, God of Winds, and Aura blow Venus, the Goddess of Love ashore. The Horae, Goddess of the Seasons, waits to receive Venus apon her arrival.
  11. 11. It is currently displayed in Uffizi, Florence.This is well known because of its classical mythological theme that creates inspiration of the Greek story.
  12. 12. Relationship with the Medici Family:As a teenager, Piero il Gottoso spotted Botticelli and his artwork and offered his own studio space inside the Medici Palace.He then was a protege of the powerful Medici family.The Medicis payed huge sums of money for his work.
  13. 13. Painted "Adoration" for the Scala della Catena in the Palazzo Vecchio.Lorenzo di Pier Francesco de’Medici asked Botticelli to paint "Primavera" in the Villa di Castello.
  14. 14. Interesting Facts:His nickname originated from his older brother, Giovanni who was called "Botticello" meaning "The Little Barrel“.He was more interested in creating his paintings in a fantasy-like way.He died alone with little or no paintings within the last 10 years of his life.
  15. 15. About 350 years later, his artwork become recognized by the Pre- Ralphaelites.He used his gold flecked paint as an additional technique to paint.His travel to Rome to work on the Sistine Chapel was the first time he has ever left Florence, Italy.
  16. 16. THE END