hum 112 ppr - Gianelle Hernandez Sandro Botticelli Sandro...

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Gianelle Hernandez Sandro Botticelli Sandro Botticelli, or Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi, lived from 1455 till 1520, painting in the 15 th century, during the early Renaissance. Botticelli an Italian painter was Florentine and very successful at the peak of his career, with a highly individual and graceful style founded on the rhythmic capabilities of outline . Sharp and detailed, yet graceful lines that points out beauty over proportion differentiate the paintings of Botticelli from his predecessors and contemporaries. The Renaissance was a rebirth of European culture, the dismissal of the medieval, Gothic era and the return to the humanistic Greco-Roman traditions. Botticelli’s paintings greatly represent this era in style and subject. His style not only set him apart from any other artist that followed him, it also summed up the essence of the Renaissance. Botticelli took art from its unchanging, stiff limits of physical and perceptual perfection, to a place of daring beauty. Botticelli’s style was strong and graceful, improved by his attribute use of deep, rich, vibrant color. An ideal example of his distinctive style is The Birth of Venus ; bold and fluid lines paint a picture so admirable that most usually overlook the painfully unnatural attachment of her left arm or the lack of a clear difference between land and sea. Not only does his style represent the Renaissance era, his subject matter does as well. In an era characterized by liberal thinking, Botticelli represents the essence of the Renaissance Sandro Botticelli –Portrait of Him-
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Gianelle Hernandez with his religious paintings by focusing on the union of all truths into one. Not only did he paint both Christian and pagan pieces, he often combined both aspects in a single portrait. Botticelli’s reputation was so highly acknowledged that in 1481-82 he was
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2008 for the course HUM 112 taught by Professor Ornealis during the Spring '08 term at Oral Roberts.

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