Sandro Botticelli is rightly considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition at the Musée Jacquemart-André celebrates the creative genius that developed a personal style that brought him enormous success in Florence at the end of the fifteenth century.
After initially training in a goldsmith’s shop, Botticelli entered the studio of Filippo Lippi where he learned the techniques of easel and fresco painting. Around 1467 he set up his own studio where he developed his own characteristic style which would attract the attention of the Medici family who favoured him with commissions. He also painted portraits on the walls of the Sistine Chapel and provided drawings for the first illustrated edition of Dante’s ‘Divine Comedy’.
Sandro Botticelli ‘Giuliano de’ Medici’ (c.1478 – 80)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Virgin and Child’ (‘Madonna of the Book’) (c.1482 – 83)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Simonetta Vespucci as a Nymph'(c.1485)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Venus pudica’ (c.1485 – 90)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Crucifix’ (c.1490 – 95)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Michele Marullo Tarchaniota’ (1490 – 1500)
Sandro Botticelli ‘Madonna del Magnificat’ (1490s)
Sandro Botticelli and workshop ‘Virgin and Child and young John the Baptist’ (c.1505)