The products are just as described, the delivery is prompt and so is the support. I made a mistake and clicked 2X on the order. Not only did one order be taken back but the site paid for the postage.

Ruth Point Pleasant,, NJ

More Testimonials »

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli

(1445 - 1510)
Born: Florence, Italy
Style: High Renaissance
Famous Works:
  • The Birth of Venus (1480)
  • Primavera (c. 1482)
  • Venus and Mars (1483)
Sandro Botticelli received his schooling from Fra Filippo Lippi and during the "golden age" of Florence came to be recognized as one of the city's most talented artisans. He was a favorite painter of the Lorenzo dè Medici family and was influenced by the Medici leader's interest in New-Platonism, a mystical study of mythology and ancient civilizations. Botticelli's most famous painting, Birth of Venus, displays his enthusiasm for the classics, with his interpretation of myth, pageantry, and romance. It also epitomizes his stylistic emphasis on outlined form and shallowly depicted space. In 1481 the artist was called from Florence to Rome by Pope Sixtus IV to paint his beautiful and whimsical images in fresco in the Sistine Chapel. Botticelli attained significant prestige in his hometown, but was devastated by the death of Lorenzo dè Medici in 1492. The passing of this great patron marked a great shift in the climate of Florence. From the Humanist and Platonic ideas of the Early Renaissance, Florentine citizens were now exposed to the fervent spirituality of the Dominican monk Girolamo Savonarola. Responding to the monk's preaching on the corruption of Florence after the grandeur and flowering of Florentine society under the Medici clan, Botticelli discontinued painting mythological themes. Savonarola motivated Botticelli to destroy many of his paintings, and paint only religious works. The artist died unhappy and in obscurity. Botticelli's work was rediscovered in the nineteenth century by the Pre-Raphaelites.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $1.91

Pipe Handle Hake Brush

by Yasutomo

Great for watercolor and sumi-e washes

From $215.99

Collegiate Easel

by Klopfenstein

Traditional A-frame easel that's stable and rigid

From $6.49

Fanboy Comic Book cover sheets

by Canson

Get out of the basement!

Up to 46% Off

From $9.80

Elasti-Books

by Rhodia

A tradition of quality

Up to 54% Off

Universal Heavyweight Sketch Pads

by Canson

100% Recycled Heavyweight Sketch Pad
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jul 28)
 

Mesh-Reinforced Vinyl Bags

by Pacific Arc

Deluxe Bag with Handles, 20 in. x 26 in.

Durable, affordable and diverse!

  Mesh-Reinforced Vinyl Bags

 
List: $21.25
 
Non-Member: $12.75
40% OFF
 
VIP Member: $9.14
57% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I have never had a pencil last this long... It has been 10 months and still haven't used the other two. I am a full time student and constantly lose/break pencils. The grip, weight and smoothness is outstanding. Whenever I forget this pencil at home, I want to kick myself. Best purchase in a very long time.
- Ajay in Canada
I paint quite a few paintings on your canvases and am quite pleased with the great quality of them and your service is always very punctual!!! Thank you, Ron Burton
- RON BURTON in SPEEDWAY,IN 46224
We found the trick to using this is to make sure you use enough for the self leveling to take effect. Wish there was some way to get a smooth finish on the short counter-type back splash. Likely should have put down protection on counter and flooded back splash liberally prior to coating counter top. Caution: A thicker coat will require a longer curing time. Be prepared to be without your counter tops for longer than it says in order for them to completely harden.
- amateur kichen remodler in nashville, tn

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...