#1 Original name was ALESSANDRO DI MARIANO FILIPEPI #2The name “Botticelli” was given to him by his older brother and means ("The Little Barrel").Sandro Botticelli
#3 Born in the city-state of Florence in 1444, where he lived most of the 66The Cestello Annunciation years of his life.
#4 Botticelli wanted to paint people that looked more real & lifelike thanthose painted by the artistsof the Middle Ages.
#5 He wanted to create paintings that told a story! His 3 most famous paintings…
His patron, or person who paid for his services,was a member of the Medici family.
Venus has emerged from the sea on a shell which is driven to the shore by flying wind-gods amidst a shower of roses. She is about to step on to the land.Botticellis Venus is so beautiful that we do not noticethe unnatural length of her neck, the steep fall of her shoulders and the odd way her left arm is hinged to the body. It tells the story of how beauty came into the world.
B). “Adoration of the Magi” Lorenzo the Great!Why is the Medici family witnessing the birth of Christ?!
C). “The Portrait of Giuliano de Medici” Botticelli had his own workshop by 1470. He spent almost all of his life working for the great families of Florence, especially the Medici family, for whom he painted portraits, most notably the Giuliano de Medici.
This painting was done in honor of the assassinated member of the Medici family.It shows his peacefully at rest. What are some symbols in thispainting to indicatethat the subject has died?
• This drawing from the sketchbook of Leonardo da Vinci shows the hanging of one of the conspirators in Giuliano’s assassination. Why would the assassination of Giuliano de Medici be such an important event to artists?
#6 Botticelli died on May 17, 1510. Botticelli was all, but forgotten for many years as many of his painting hid in the Churches & Villas they were created for.Today, “The Birth of Venus” can be found at the famous Uffizi Museum in Florence, where there is a room named in his honor.