Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

By Charles Dempsey

  • Release Date : 2016-04-01
  • Genre : Histoire de l’art
  • FIle Size : 2.31 MB
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Sandro Botticelli Sandro Botticelli, painter and draughtsman, was one of the most esteemed painters in Italy in his lifetime, enjoying the patronage of the leading families of Florence, summoned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, and commended by the great diplomatic, scholarly, and artistic leaders of his time. Lauded for his superb technique as a draughtsman and colorist and for his skilled use of the new tempera grassa medium, his art represented the maturation of the humanist conception of painting. By his death, however, Botticelli's reputation was already waning - overshadowed by the advent of the High Renaissance style - and his name virtually disappeared from the art historical canon. This fully illustrated Grove Art Essentials title delves into Sandro Botticelli's life and working methods and explores the artist's career from early training and the production of his mythological and religious masterpieces to the eventual reassessment of his reputation that gathered momentum at the close of the 19th century.