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IntroductionSandro BotticelliSandro Botticelli was an Italian painter and draughtsman. During his lifetime he was one of the mostacclaimed painters in Italy, being summoned to take part in the decoration of the Sistine Chapel inRome and earning the patronage of the leading families of Florence, including the Medici. By thetime of his death, however, Botticelli's reputation was aleady in decline.He was overshadowed first by the advent of a new style by Perugino and Francesco Francia and thentotally eclipsed with the establishment of High Renaissance style, with the paintings of Michelangeloand Raphael in the Vatican. From that time Botticelli's name virtually disappeared until thereassessment of his works and reputation - a process which has gathered momentum since the1890s.Who or What Influenced Sandro BotticelliAntonio del PollaioloAntonio del PollaioloFlorenceSandro Botticelli StyleStyle and TechniqueLibro dell'arteCoronation of the Virgin with the Saints John the Evangelist Augustine Jerome and Eligius
Coronation of the Virgin with the Saints John the Evangelist Augustine Jerome and EligiusSandro BotticelliPrimaveraPrimaveraSandro BotticelliGiorgio VasariGiorgio VasariArezzoBirth of VenusBirth of VenusSandro BotticelliDiscovering the Body of HolofernesDiscovering the Body of HolofernesSandro BotticelliBotticelli was highly skilled and employed the same methods consistently throughout his career.Though conservative in his approach, he was willing to altar traditional procedures to adopt recentinnovations. This is most notable in his use of tempera grassa, a medium that was new to Italy, inwhich the egg yolk was modified by the addition of oil to make the paint more transparent.
In most respects Botticelli followed the methods that had been perfected in the previous century and

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