Sandro Botticelli

By: Megan Lu

The Beginning

  • Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi Botticelli was born on March 1, 1445, Florence Italy.
  • In 1459, his father sent him to be the apprentice of Filippo Lippi, a Florentine master at that time. Lippi's style and technique of art influenced Botticelli's artistic abilities.
  • Botticelli had two very famous paintings: "Birth of Venus" and the "Primavera."

Birth of Venus

His most famous artwork of the goddess of beauty. He created this painting in 1486. The theme was created by Lorenzo, but Botticelli was the one who made it into art.


This painting was his second best selling artwork. This was created in 1482. The Primavera is the largest mythical painting of the early Renaissance.

Impact on the Renaissance and Future

  • Sandro Botticelli made a huge impact on Neoplatonism. It's a system of doctrines that help promote the belief of mystical and fantasy creatures and etc.
  • He influenced many artists to use color, dimension and precise attention to detail in their artwork.


  • In the far right of the Primavera, there’s Zephyrus, the west wind. He is pursuing on a nymph whose name is Chloris. After Zephyrus gets a hold of her, she transform into the goddess of Spring.

  • As a boy, his father was a tanner and Bottielli would help out at the workshop.