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Christianity in the Renaissance Art in the Paintings Madonna of the Clouds by Donatello, Virgin and Child With Saint John the Baptist by Botticelli and Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin by Rogier Van der Weyden
From late antiquity onward, Christianity was essential to European art culture, and the life of the Virgin and Christ is understood as an expression of Christian doctrine. This demonstrates the popularity of scenes from Christ's life in especially in European Renaissance art, while also remaining loyal to biblical tra...
A Discussion on Botticelli's Artwork
Botticelli was one of the premier artists of the Renaissance, alongside greats like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Bernini. His works ranged from depictions of Venus, the goddess of love, in all of her naked glory, to somber and slightly depressing paintings of the Virgin Mary seemingly contemplating the di...
An Analysis of the Renaissance Painting Venus and Mars by Sandro Botticelli
“Venus and Mars” was a Renaissance painting made by renowned artist Sandro Botticelli in 1483. Botticelli was a bit of a pioneer in Renaissance artwork. His humanistic tendencies would later bleed into the work of his contemporaries. The painting depicts Venus, the Goddess of love, and Mars, the God of war, shortly after a...
An Overview of the Birth of Venus by Botticelli and the Concept of the Female Body Sculptures Throughout the History
Introduction The female human body has historically been assumed to arouse sexual desire. In line with this view, the female body is associated with the concepts of eroticism and sensuality. Using female bodies, various artists have thus created artworks to portray eroticism and sensuality. Throughout the history, especial...
The Nine Roman Deities Portrayed in the Renaissance Painting Primavera by Sandro Botticelli
The painting Primavera, by Sandro Botticelli, is an 80 inch x 124 inch, tempera on wood painting made in 13th century Florence during the Italian. The painting features nine roman deities in an orange orchard. The deities are, from left to right, Mercury, the three graces, Venus, Cupid, Flora, zephyr and Chloris. They all r...
An Introduction to the Life of Sandro Botticelli a Renaissance Artist
Sandro Botticelli, (1445-1510) was a famous Renaissance ari t. His real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi; his nickname came from Botticello ("little barrel"), which was either the nickname of his older brother or the name of the goldsmith who first taught him. Botticelli was born in Florence to the tanner...
The Life and Career of Sandro Botticelli
Botticelli, Sandro Botticelli, an artist with many artisitic styles. Botticelli was born in Florence and influenced by others artistry. In the Florentine Renaissance, Botticelli was well known as one of the leading painters. He developed a highly personal style characterized by elegant execution, a sence of melancholy, a...
An Analysis of the Painting Allegory of Spring by Sandro Botticelli
Botticellis Allegory of Spring The renaissance was a time of wonderful art, though one artist in particular stood out, that was Sandro Botticelli. This man created some of the most renowned pieces of art in European history; one great painting was Allegory of Spring. This mythological artwork was an amazing change from th...
An Analysis of the Painting Primavera by Sandro Botticelli
McGaharan 1 Jon McGaharan AP Art History Mrs. Johnston 1 December 1999 Botticelli, Sandro. Primavera. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Mark Hardens Artchive. By Mark Harden. Available http://www.artchive.com/ftp_site.html. Botticellis masterpiece, Primavera, depicts a scene of slow moving grace in what appears to...
The Chronology of Primavera and the Works of Botticelli
Botticelli is one of the most famous artists during the Italian Renaissance. He was very well know for the portrayal of the female figure and his ability to incorporate femininity as a symbol of life itself and/or nature illustrated by the changes of seasons. Botticelli most famous figure was that of Venus, the goddess of l...