Art print by Sandro Botticelli
The painter Sandro Botticelli is from Florence and was born around 1445. His real name is Alessandro Filipepi, but he owes his nickname to his brother. His brother was so fat that he was called Botticelli, translated 'the barrel'. He is a well-known painter of the Italian Renaissance. Also view all other Renaissance art prints. However, his work is often also considered to belong to the late Middle Ages. His work is difficult to categorize, because he has made very diverse things. As a result, it is sometimes unclear whether he made works at the beginning of his career or later. Sandro died on May 17, 1510.
Art by Sandro Botticelli
In 1470 he opened his own study and successfully. The two most famous paintings by Botticelli are La Primavera and The Birth of Venus. Around 1478 he painted La Primavera and a little later, in 1485, he made The Birth of Venus. La Primavera, 'The Spring', shows the beginning of spring with no fewer than 500 flowers and the painting shows nine figures, including the goddess Venus and the spring goddess Flora. The Birth of Venus depicts the arrival of Venus in Cyprus, on a large shell.
Where you can admire his work
Sandro's paintings hang in several museums. Among others in the famous Louvre in Paris, in National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and in Museu de Arte in Sāo Paulo, but from now on you can also admire these in your own living room by ordering one of our art prints by Sandro Botticelli. In Munich, in Alte Pinakothek, the work hangs the Lamentation of the Dead Christ, which he painted between 1490 and 1492.