By: Megan Lu
- 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."
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.