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Transcript of Sandro Botticelli
He was born in Florence at around 1445 where he lived out the rest of his life. As the youngest of five children, Botticelli’s father allowed him to become an apprentice to a goldsmith. During this apprenticeship, the goldsmith he worked with gave him the name Botticelli, meaning ‘little barrel.’
After some time, Sandro convinced his father that he wanted to study painting and was chosen to be apprentice to the well known painter Fra Filippo Lippi. Lippi was well known for his use of colour on church altarpieces and he helped Sandro discover a similar style for his own work. Botticelli quickly became recognized as a gifted artist all by himself. By the time he was 15 years old, he was able to open a workshop dedicated to his own work.
What is the renaissance?
What is the renaissance? The Renaissance, a word which means rebirth is a name we've given to a period in Western history during which the arts were revived. The arts had quite a difficult time remaining important during the Middle Ages, given all of the territorial struggles that were occurring throughout Europe. Many People focused on figuring out how to stay in the good graces of whomever was ruling them. With the large exception of the Roman Catholic Church, no one had much time or thought left over to devote toward the luxury of art
The Renaissance had no clear beginning date, it started first in those areas which had the highest levels of political stability and spread in a series of different phases. It occurred between the years c. 1150 and c. 1600.
Botticelli was asked by the Papacy to travel to Rome in order to paint parts of the Sistine Chapel. This honor confirms the esteem in which Botticelli's art was held, given that the honor of decorating the Chapel was only extended to some of the Renaissance's greatest artists, such as Perugino and Michelangelo
How did he contribute to the renaissance
Today I will be discussing:
Information about his life
The Impact Botticelli had during the renaissance
The legacy he left
A painting inside the Sistine chapel
Botticelli contributed to the renaissance by creating such intricate pieces of artwork with a unique style that people hadn’t seen before. He painted in many famous buildings such as the Sistine chapel and cathedrals. He also worked on many church altar pieces.
Artist Sandro Botticelli contributed to this artistic rediscovery with his own interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman mythology. In paintings such as the Birth of Venus and Primavera, Botticelli created appealing works that were partly based on myth and partly inspired by contemporary poetry and literature. This fusion of ancient and contemporary influences is one of the intriguing characteristics of Renaissance art in general and Botticelli's art in particular.
How did he contribute to the Renaissance
In addition, many early Renaissance artists also created works based on Christian ideas and imagery. This was especially the case with Botticelli. The painter is legendary for his sensitive and beautiful representations of the Virgin Mary, which is seen in such works as his Annunciation, Madonna of the Magnificat, and Madonna of the Pomegranate
Botticelli would bring together in one painting ideas that belong to both Christianity and pagan ideas which may have included mythology. One theme that Botticelli used over and over again was the idea of a very sad young girl that was detached from what was going on around her.
Botticelli was already little employed in 1502 after his death his reputation was remembered longer and more thoroughly than that of any other major European artist and His paintings remained in the churches and villas. He has left behind and extraordinary legacy for generations to come. Sandro’s unique style and theme of mythology and religion is easily depicted. He has created many paintings including the birth of Venus, Primavera, Pallas and the centaur, Venus and mars and many more. In total he created around 81 pieces of artwork and masterpieces If you are ever in Florence, Italy, make it a point to see these artistic treasures first hand amongst. cathedrals and other medieval buildings. These are the reasons the world remembers him even still today as one of the world’s greatest painters.
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Q1. What is the renaissance?
Q2.When and were was Botticelli born?
Q3.True or false the name Botticelli means little barrel?
Q4. Who did Botticelli become an apprentice painter for?
Q5. By what age did he have his own workshop?
Q6. What chapel did I mention he painted in?
Q7. Name two of Sandro Botticelli’s paintings.
Q8.What did Botticelli’s style involve?
Q9. Name one point I discussed about Sandros legacy.
Q10. Approximately how many pictures did Sandro paint in total?