Sandro Botticelli (ital. Sandro Botticelli, real name Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, March 1, 1445-may 17, 1510) was a great Italian painter of the Renaissance, representative of the Florentine school of painting.
Botticelli did not come to painting immediately: at first, he was an apprentice for two years with the goldsmith Antonio. In 1462, he began to study painting with fra Filippo Lippi, in whose Studio he stayed for five years. Due to Lippi's departure to Spoleto, he moved to the Studio of Andrea Verrocchio.
The first independent works of Botticelli — several images of Madonnas-in the manner of execution demonstrate proximity to the works of Lippi and Masaccio, the most famous: "Madonna with Child, two angels and young John the Baptist "(1465-1470)," Madonna with Child and two angels "(1468-1470)," Madonna in the rose garden "(about 1470)," Madonna of the Eucharist " (about 1470).
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