Botticelli and The Birth of Venus

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European art history presentation of Sandro Botticelli and his "Birth of Venus" painting for the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.

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  • Vasari reports a different birth year than everyone else. Youngest of five children. His father, a tanner, allowed him to become an apprentice to a goldsmith. The goldsmith gave him the name Botticelli - meaning “little barrel / small wine cask”. Sandro became apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi and began his career painting frescoes for churches and cathedrals.\n\n
  • Sandro was an artist who flourished towards the beginning of the high Renaissance but demand for his work eventually declined due to his inability to adapt to changing attitudes about art brought on by high renaissance masters such as Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo.\n
  • Unlike some of the artists of the high renaissance, Botticelli stayed relatively close to his home in Florence most of his life. He only left for about a year to paint the walls of the Sistine Chapel in Rome (1481).\n
  • Botticelli had his own workshop after Lippi died where he apprenticed Lippi’s son Filippino, and, due to Lippi’s connections, was in high demand by the Medici family. Not long after Lorenzo the Magnificent died, and the Medici were exiled from Florence, His work underwent a significant change in style. Girolamo Savonarola was a tremendous influence and Botticelli actually burned his own pagan works in the infamous “Bonfire of the Vanities”.\n
  • Most of his works were life-sized.\n
  • Illustration of a classic greek myth. The painting of Venus symbolizes the importance of finding god through beauty, the ideals of Neo-platonism, and that beauty is a creation of man, thus the painting of Venus who is the perfect woman. The style itself is very classical and the figures cast no shadows. It is clearly a fantasy image.\n
  • It is Tempera on linen mounted to panel and measures 184.5 cm (6.05 ft) high by 285.5 cm (9.4 ft) wide and was painted between 1484-1486.\n
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  • probably commissioned by Pierfracesco de medici - lorenzo magnificent’s cousin. After-all, it was seen in his villa by Giorgio Vasari.\n
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  • It is speculated that these two paintings were made to go together and that the four figures are repeated three times to symbolize the various stages of one’s life.\n
  • This painting was also found in Pierfrancesco de’ Medici’s villa (Castello) by Giorgio Vasari around 1550.\n
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  • First shipped in January of 1987.\n
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  • Opening Extravaganza\n
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  • Botticelli and The Birth of Venus

    1. 1. “BIRTH of VENUS” bySANDRO BOTTICELLI Yeah, that’s two “T”s and two “L”s
    2. 2. WARNING: This presentation contains graphicimages and adult language.
    3. 3. SANDRO BOTTICELLIOriginal Name :Alessandro FilipepiBorn 1445-1457Goldsmith underBotticelloPainter’s Apprenticeunder Fra Filippo Lippi
    4. 4. Renaissance Timeline (1430s - 1560s) Michelangelo lives to be 89! WTF does this guy eat? Im the original godfather,now kiss my hand!
    5. 5. Map of Italy “All roads lead to Rome” Florence Rome Painted Sistine Chapel LiguriaSimonetta Vespucci born here Italian Proverbs are the best! Prato Fra Fillippino Lippi “Death will find me Alive” lived and worked here “He that exalteth himself shall be humbled, and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (cf, St. Luke xiv,11 and xviii,14; St. Matthew xxiii,12).
    6. 6. Sandro Botticelli Timeline - (mid-high Renaissance) Do me a solid and watch my fraggin son after I die repent, damn sinners! Okay, hell mix my paint! Okay, ill burn my shitdates of paintings from artble.com
    7. 7. Botticelli’s Paintings compared to the average height for man in the United StatesUS Average male height (age 20+) = 5 ft 9.5 in / 176.3 cm**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_height
    8. 8. Zephyr Chloe Venus Hora, The Hours
    9. 9. Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy http://www.googleartproject.com/museums/uffizi
    10. 10. Gilding on the “Birth of Venus” because Botticelli was a goldsmith, of course Id totally do this kind of shit to my paintingsvarious details throughout are made with gold leaf mixed with an oil-based substance.
    11. 11. “Capitoline Venus” Notice any similarities here?“Venus de Medici” Botticelli’s “Venus”
    12. 12. Simonetta Vespucci Genoese wife of Marco Vespucci of Florence born in Liguria, Italy in 1454Was in Medici family’s circle offriendsLa San Pareille“The unparalleled one”La bella Simonetta“The Queen of Beauty”Died at 22 in 1476, 8-9 years before“Birth of Venus”Botticelli requested to be buriednext to her.
    13. 13. Impossible Pose Why did you break my & Anatomy neck? elongated neckmalproportioned torso Catch me Im falling! center of gravity she should be falling this direction
    14. 14. “The Birth of Venus” and “La Primavera” companion piece to each other?
    15. 15. Italian euros, bitches!Italian Euro Coins .6424 Euros = 1 USD € 0.10
    16. 16. POP CULTUREREFERENCES
    17. 17. “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” 1970s British comedy show that originally aired on BBC Dancing Venus YouTube - Monty python venus animationThis show is dope! http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CLlJfGybBcc&feature=fvwrel
    18. 18. Adobe Illustrator 1 - 10 splash screen and iconsAdobe is the new “Microsoft” ... because software bugs are “features” too 4.1 5.5 3.0 6.0 7.0 8.0 9.0 1.6 1.1 10.0
    19. 19. Andy WarholDetails of the Renaissance Series (by this exploitative asshole) “Venus” 1984
    20. 20. “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” 1988 British adventure comedy film Uma Thurman plays as Venus in this Terry Gilliam production
    21. 21. "The Last Temptation of Homer" is the ninth episode of The Simpsons fifth season Homer Simpson has an infatuation with Mindy, a new worker at Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, and, upon meeting her, imagines her as Venus in Sandro Botticellis painting. Originally aired on December 9, 1993. If you don’t like The Simpsons, then you’re un-American
    22. 22. 2006 Winter Olympics Torino, ItalyRe-enactment of “Birth of Venus”
    23. 23. MORE REFERENCES & RE-ENVISIONING
    24. 24. This guy kinda worries me ;)Lena Sotskova James Kinser performance artist Isabel Samaras “Birth of Ginger”
    25. 25. Better boobs than the original spherical ones Patrick NicholasSantini Workshop Italy Josh Agle
    26. 26. FINISI’ll shut the f--- up now, I’m done!

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