Botticelli was born in Italy in 1444.
He was one of Florence's favorite artists. Botticelli's real name
was Alessandro Filipepi. He became known as Botticelli when he
went to live with his older brother, Botticello. He died in the
year 15 19. He died a lonely man having done little or no more
painting in the last ten years. It was not until over 350 years
after his death that the world recognized his importance in
- He was known for his religious pictures but
his most famous works were paintings of mythological creatures and
gods from ancient Greek and Roman stories.
- He was more interested in making his paintings
beautiful in a fantasy kind of way.
- He used his paint brush like a pen or a pencil
to outline, or add lines around the people in his painting. His
line work help give a feeling of movement to his
Botticelli's most famous painting was
In this painting the people represent the wonderful things that
happen in spring time. He placed Venus, the Goddess of Love, right in
the middle of this picture and cupid is above her head. The lady in
the pretty dress with flowers could be Springtime herself. The west
wind flying through the air is blowing warm breezes. The other people
are the nymphs and gods that help make spring such a wonderful time
of the year.
"I don't like Botticelli 's paintings because he
doesn't draw or paint real good because it is not realistic
"I like his painting because he uses Roman and
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