Sandro Botticelli




in florence

filippo lippi

January 1460

father got him to worked under lippi and learn about art and painting ttaught him panle painting, fresco, control of liner perspective, composition, costume gracefulness, linear sence of form, plae hues,

Lippi gone

February 1460

L went to Spoleto. B worked to improve soft frail figural style he learnt. he studied the sculptural style of the top flourentine painters, antonio pollaiuolo and andrea del verrocchio. this helped his drawing and painting of figures and made things more natural and ideal beauty then what his teacher taught him.

established in Florence


independent, own workshop, lived with his family never married

transitions in style

February 1470

the return of judith, discovery of the body of holofernes, fortitude ( painted for the hall of the tribunale dell'are della mercanzia) start to see the mood of the figures by the facial expressions and action/pose

St Sebastian


narrow vertical panels, fresco on panel tondi

adoration of the magi


small oblong panels, fresco on panel tondi

artistic maturity

1478 - 1481

tentiveness gone he was a master. composion, figure setting and drawing, rendering narritive texts

st Augestine

january 1480

in the church of ognissanti
early mastery of fresco

B in the Sistine chapel

1481 - 1482

3 of B best religious frescoes were part of decor of the chapel undertaken by a team of Florentine and Umbrian artists in rome theological theam chosen to illustrate PAPAL SUPREMACY over the church. B art is remarkable for fusion of sequences of symbolic episodes

Bardi alterpiece

1484 - 1485

medium sized alterpiece, fresco on panel tondi

st. barnabas Altarpiece


fresco on panel tondi large scale

coronation of the virgin


fresco on panel tondi large scale