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Filipepi, Alessandro di Mariano (Botticelli, Sandro)

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Born: 1445 AD
Died: 1510 AD, at 65 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Painters

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1445 - Born on March 1st in Florence, Italy. He was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance. His “The Birth of Venus” and “Primavera” are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. 1469-1470 - These transitions in Botticelli's style can be seen in the two small panels of “Judith and Holofernes” (Uffizi Gallery, Florence) and the “Chigi Madonna” and are fully realized in his first dated work, “Fortitude” (Uffizi), which was painted for the hall of the Tribunale della Mercanzia, or merchants' tribunal, in Florence.          - Botticelli was already established in Florence as an independent master with his own workshop. Absorbed in his art, he never married, and he lived with his family. 1478–1481 - Botticelli entered his artistic maturity: all tentativeness in his work disappears and is replaced by a consummate mastery. He is able to integrate figure and setting into harmonious compositions and to draw the human form with a compelling vitality.          - His altarpieces include narrow vertical panels such as the “St. Sebastian” (Berlin); small oblong panels such as the famous “Adoration of the Magi” (Uffizi) from the Church of Santa Maria Novella; medium-sized altarpieces, of which the finest is the beautiful Bardi altarpiece (Berlin); and large-scale works such as the St. Barnabas altarpiece (Uffizi) and the “Coronation of the Virgin” (Uffizi). 1485-1487 - His complete mastery of the tondo format is evident in two of his most beautiful paintings, “The Madonna of the Magnificat” (Uffizi) and “The Madonna of the Pomegranate” (Uffizi). 1505 - He received commissions and was still paying his dues, if belatedly, to the Company of Saint Luke, the Florentine artists' guild. 1510 - Died on May 17th in Florence. Upon his death he was buried in the Ognissanti. About 50 paintings survive that are either wholly or partly from his own hand. The Uffizi Gallery's magnificent collection of his works includes many of his masterpieces.Was a bitch ass nigga. He expressed his feelings for gays. Actually he was gay or as the ghetto says "Fruity" or "fruity in the booty".

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