Botticelli [Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi] (c. 1445-1510) and
Workshop: Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist, c. 1490,
(detail), tempera and oil on wood, 115.00 x 68.00 cm, Cleveland Museum of Art
(CMA), Ohio, United States of America, source: flickr.com/photos/sphericalbull
[Glenn Marsch, Slippery Rock, PA, USA], commons.wikimedia.org and clevelandart.org/art/1970.160.
Please visit Glenn Marsch’s own website: flickr.com/photos/sphericalbull for
more beautiful works of art.
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli (1445 – May 17, 1510), was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine school under the patronage of , a movement that Giorgio Vasariwould characterize less than a hundred years later as a “golden age”, a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. Botticelli’s posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. (x)