Beautiful paintings by Sandro Botticelli
The Renaissance gave the world many incrediblegifted people. Architects, artists and sculptors of this period created unique works of art. Beautiful buildings, which are well preserved, still delight many tourists. Museums of different countries offer all comers to look at the fabulously beautiful paintings written in those distant times. A remarkable sculpture, drawn to the smallest detail, surprises with its harmonious completion and expression.
In our time, every person knows the names of manyTitans of the Renaissance. Benvenuto Cellini, Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Rafael Santi, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Sandro Botticelli and many others are familiar to us since childhood. However, not all the well-known artists of that time enjoyed deserved popularity during their lifetime.
Very interesting is the life story of Sandro Botticelli. Today, everyone knows that he was the creator of the world-famous masterpieces "Spring" and "The Birth of Venus." But at the beginning of the 16th century things were quite different. Despite his talent and professionalism, this remarkable artist remained completely unknown. Once, when Queen Isabella of Castile sought a master to order beautiful paintings for her palace, she rejected Botticelli's candidacy, despite various recommendations, because he was not very fashionable at the time.
In the 19th century the era of Romanticism began, and it increasedattention to the work of forgotten masters. It was at this time that interest came to Sandro Botticelli. Later works created by him received world recognition, professional artists and simple admirers of art began to admire the master. It's a pity that he, like most talented people, received his deserved fame several centuries after his death. What was the creative path of this forgotten Florentine for centuries?
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi was born inthe city of Florence around 1445 in the family of an artisan for the processing of leather. He was a pupil of the famous painter and friar Filippo Lippi. S. Botticelli's first independent work is the fresco "St. Sebastian" for the church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Young Sandro was a wonderful portraitist. He seemed to feel the inner world of the people he portrayed. Maybe that is why his most beautiful paintings are accurately conveyed by the characters, thoughts and feelings of the people depicted. For example, the picture "The Exile", on it is drawn a crying woman, who covers her face with her hands. Masterfully transmitted emotions of human suffering strike every spectator.
The most famous creations of the painter arework "The Birth of Venus" and "Spring". His ideal of feminine beauty is a pretty face with delicate features and big, thoughtful eyes. The changing spirit of his time shows all his pictures. Beautiful girls, embodying the images of ancient mythology, he conveyed with romantic sadness and gentle charm.
Later works of the master carry asceticism and a certain confusion, they are sadly beautiful. Pictures of S. Botticelli at that time became even more expressive.
In 1510, at the age of 64, the artist died. He was buried in the cemetery of the church of Onisanti near the house where he was born.
In our time, sublimely beautiful paintingstalented Sandro Botticelli help to understand the inner world of the Renaissance man and teach young artists to find their own unique path in creativity.