Sandro Botticelli ( beautiful world )


Moonlight paint Botticelli
Silas gave her, even - Dawn:
If crimson-green, it's easier to target
lead, it is more difficult there.

prospect - however it is conditional!-
Botticelli proof to us.
Contours, branching very unevenly
multiplying forms, heeding the heavens.There

crystal mystical properties -
Facets each vysverk
explain something of the grammar
Peace device.Light rejoices and flies.

Kohl kiwi life - then grave,
Kohl winged idea - then success.
In the world, only one major strength:
Dante understood this better than anyone.

Alexander Baltin

Sandro Botticelli (Italian Sandro Botticelli, March 1, 1445 -. 17 May 1510) - the nickname of the Florentine artist Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (Italian Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi.), Who brought the art of Quattrocento onthe threshold of the High Renaissance.

deeply religious man, Botticelli worked in all the major churches of Florence and the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, but in the history

of art was primarily as the author of large-poetic paintings depicting scenes inspired by classical antiquity - "Spring" and "Birth of Venus".

long time, Botticelli was working in the shadow of giants after the Renaissance, until it was in the middle of the XIX century, rediscovered by the British Pre-Raphaelites, who revered fragile linearity and spring freshness of his mature paintings of the highest point in the development of world art.

Botticelli was born in the family of a wealthy citizen Mariano di Vanni Filipepi.He received a good education.The nickname Botticelli ( «barrel») passed to Sandro from his brother-broker, who was a fat man.He studied painting at the monk Filippo Lippi took over from him the passion in the image moving motives that are different historical pictures Lippi.Then he worked for the famous sculptor Verrocchio.In 1470 organizes his own workshop.

fineness and precision of the lines he took over from his second brother, who was a jeweler.For a time he studied with Leonardo da Vinci in the workshop of Verrocchio.The original feature of the own talent Botticelli is leaning toward the fantastic.He is one of the first introduced to the art of his time the ancient myth and allegory, and with special love working on mythological subjects.Especially spectacular his Venus, which is naked floating in the sea in the sink, and the gods winds pummel it rain roses and drive the shell to the shore.

best creations of Botticelli believe they started in 1474 the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican.Presumably Botticelli was a follower of Savonarola.According to legend, in the old age he burned his youthful vanity picture at the stake."Birth of Venus" was the last picture of this.Diligently studied Dante

fruit of this study were the engravings on copper, attached to which was published in Florence in 1481 edition of Dante's "Inferno" (Magna edition).

perform a variety of paintings on the orders of the Medici.In particular, he painted banner of Giuliano de 'Medici, brother of Lorenzo the Magnificent.In 1470-1480-ies portrait became an independent genre in the works of Botticelli ( "A man with a medal", approx. 1474

«boy», 1480-ies).Botticelli's famous for its delicate aesthetic taste and such works as "The Annunciation" (1489-1490), "The Abandoned" (1495-1500), and so on. D. In the last years of his life Botticelli, apparently abandoned painting.

In 1504, the artist participated in the commission, shall determine the place for the installation of the statue of David by Michelangelo, but his proposal was not accepted.It is known that the artist's family had a house in the district of Santa Maria Novella and the income from the property in Belsguardo.Sandro Botticelli is buried in the family tomb in the Church of Ognissanti (Chiesa di Ognissanti) in Florence.According to his will, he was buried near the grave of Simonetta Vespucci, inspired the most beautiful images of the master.