Sandro Botticelli

Calumny of Apelles

Sandro Botticelli

Botticelli was born in 1445 Florence, Italy. He spent most of his life there. He was trained by a master who's name is unknown by historians. He was the son of a tanner. He was a painter. A few of his piece are The Last Communion, Crucifixion, Lamentation, and Birth of Venus. His patrons included Lorenzo di Piertrancesco, the Church of Ognissanti, and Si Martino.


Calumny of Apelles

This piece was created in 1497. Today it is at the Galleria delgi Uffizi. This painting is a good example of Botticelli's more mature style of painting smaller people without compromising detail. I think this painting is interesting, because Botticelli based it of off a description another painting written by an ancient Roman. I think it's cool he tried to recreate a painting from the past that no longer existed. Calumny of Apelles definitely is an example of humanism. Botticelli drew from an ancient writer and incorporated it into his Renaissance artwork.


Big image

Work Cited

"Sandro Botticelli." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography

in Context. Web. 16 Nov. 2013.


(c) 2006, SCALA, Florence / ART RESOURCE, N.Y.