Sandro Botticelli

Katherine Coble Block 1

Botticelli's life

1. He was born in 1445 in Florence Italy.

2. Sandro spent most of his life in Florence Italy.

3. He had a private life.

5. nicknamed II Botticelli from his endest brother Giovanni.

6. His first artistic training was with a goldsmith.

7. His official painting teacher's name was Fra Filippo Lippi.

8. Sandro was really smart because he was smarter than most artists in his time.

9. He created paintings like Bardi Altarpiece, Madonna of the Pomegranate, and the Birth of Venus.

10. Medici and Vasari were his patrons.

11. Most of his paintings represented humanism because they showed the human form, and individualism because most of his paintings were religious which means he is religious.

Sistine Chapel Purification of the Leper and temptation of Christ

1. The piece was created in 1481-1482

2. You can see this piece of art in the Vatican Museum

3. The significance of the painting was to inform people about the sistine chapel

4. There were no new techniques used for this painting

5. My description of this painting is a couple of people are hiding from enemy ships. Also the ships are going back to the chapel for trade or to visit.

6. Capitalism represents this piece of art work because it looks like the chapel is growing and expanding. Also it looks like the chapel is increasing their work ethic. This is because of the ships sitting outside the city.

7. I find this piece interesting because of the mountains in the background. Also the looks on the men's faces look really grave it makes the chapel look evil.


"Botticelli". International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web.10 Nov. 2014.

Sandro, Botticelli. Rome: sistine chapel purification of the Leper and Temptation of Christ: det.: middle right landscape. 1481-1482. ARTStor Database. JPEG file.