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Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)

Alessandro de Mariano di Vanni Filipepi is best known by his nickname, Sandro Botticelli, and by his works, which only long after his death were considered to be some of the greatest of the Renaissance, particularly by groups such as the Pre-Raphaelites. Botticelli’s life, for the most part, was personified by success, the height of which saw him paint some of the wall frescoes in the Sistine Chapel. Botticelli is most fondly remembered for his works The Birth of Venus, Primavera and Venus and Mars. Despite a considerable amount of fame and recognition, Botticelli’s working career is blighted by its conclusion, which was undermined by the new artistic movement of the High Renaissance.

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