Botticelli paintings come from the 15th and 16th centuries with Sandro Botticelli being one of the most influential Italian artists to have come from the Renaissance period. The Birth of Venus and Primavera are Botticelli's most famous paintings but this website includes a full gallery of around 30 of his career's finest works as well as detailed information on the life of this influential painter. For those looking to see more Botticelli paintings, you can try the Oil Painting Shop.
Sandro Botticelli was around during a period in Italian art when it led the way in innovation and influence, with the country being a hotbed of competitive provincial regions competing strongly to be seen as the most artistically impressive area within Italy. Each would construct the highest towns within their squares and also ensure that their key buildings were laden with art from the most relevant and impressive artists of that time, with Botticelli one artist who became highly sought after.
Botticelli paintings have become household names thanks to the imagination and prominence of this talented painter. Botticelli's best known works can all be found here and include the likes of Primavera, The Birth of Venus, The Adoration of the Magi and Venus and Mars. There are also several notable portraits too of leading members of Italian society at the time that the artist had established himself and started to take advantage of well paying commissions.
This website gives you a great collection of all the important paintings to have come from Botticelli's career and each is provided with links that take you through to our recommended Botticelli gallery at Art.com who offer a fine selection of art reproductions to suit your tastes. We use Art.com ourselves so are happy to promote their online gallery here. Most fans of Botticelli's original paintings tend to prefer reproduction copies in the forms of framed giclee art prints, posters or stretched canvases.
Primavera painting by Botticelli
Primavera remains a much loved a significant work within Botticelli's career and you can see Primavera above, along with links accompanying the image to where you can buy your own reproduction art print or poster of Primavera from Art.com, the leading online art retailer who themselves hold a huge collection just of Sandro Botticelli's original paintings as well as a hold host of other important artists from a full range of different art movements.
Sandro Botticelli established himself as a major player within the Italian Renaissance and many question marks still remain over his life and career even today, despite considerable amounts of research having been carried into several different aspects of his life. Controversy most commonly surrounds his sexuality, precise information on each of his paintings and also the symbolic signals given by him in his paintings.
Mystic Nativity painting by Botticelli
Mystic Nativity continues the religious theme of Botticelli's career and it helps to make us realise how fortunate modern day artists are with true freedome to express themselves where as artists around the time of Botticelli would be considerably restricted by the styles that they could use in their art and also particularly the subjects which they could cover without upsetting the highly conservative academics.
Many of the paintings from Botticelli's career covered religious topics which was very much the norm during the Renaissance, with religion playing such an important role in most people's lives and also the fact that most wealth was held by religious institutions who could therefore dictate which artists received the highest paying commissions. There were also mythological topics within other Botticelli paintings as well.
Annunciation painting by Botticelli
Annunciation is one of Botticelli's best known paintings and you can enjoy it above, with an Annunciation image included for your interest. This religious topic has been covered by almost all of the notable religious painters of this period who would generally cover key Christian topics such as Madonna and Child, Crucifixion and many more. Besides these religious topics, Botticelli also liked to include mythological subjects as well.
Sandro Botticelli ranks very highly within the overall Renaissance period of Italian art which spearheaded the overall Renaissance movement which spread right across Europe over several centuries. Botticelli is one of the true Italian masters of this era and joins the likes of Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael whose reputations have all remained exceptionally high even up to the present day, some 500 years later.
Venus and Mars painting by Botticelli
Venus and Mars
Head of Venus painting by Botticelli
Head of Venus
Madonna and Child painting by Botticelli
Madonna and Child
Madonna Del Libro painting by Botticelli
Madonna Del Libro
Simonetta Vespucci painting by Botticelli
Please see below for a summarised list of the best Botticelli paintings that are featured throughout this website.
Wedding Feast painting by Botticelli
St John Baptist and Two Angels painting by Botticelli
Lamentation over the Dead Christ painting by Botticelli
St Augustine in His Cell painting by Botticelli
Calumny painting by Botticelli
Birth of Venus painting by Botticelli
Crowning of the Virgin painting by Botticelli
Madonna of the Magnificat painting by Botticelli
Athene and the Centaur painting by Botticelli
Giuliano de Medici painting by Botticelli
Drawing by Botticelli
Three Graces painting by Botticelli
Birth of Venus 1485 painting by Botticelli
Virgin of the Pomegranate painting by Sandro Botticelli
Nastagio Degli Onesti painting by Botticelli
Portrait painting by Botticelli
Lamentation of Christ painting by Botticelli
Adoration of the Magi painting by Sandro Botticelli
Venus Pudica painting by Botticelli
Altarpiece of San Barnabas painting by Botticelli
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