The Best Artwork by Botticelli

A list of Sandro Botticelli artwork, including all notable Sandro Botticelli paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Sandro Botticelli pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Sandro Botticelli's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Sandro Botticelli and how many major pieces of art Sandro Botticelli made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Sandro Botticelli artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

This list features The Birth of Venus, Primavera and more.

Sandro Botticelli is a renowned artist celebrated by people from all around the world, so skip a day at the museum and check out these historic works of art that were created by Sandro Botticelli. {#nodes}

  • The Birth of Venus
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    The Birth of Venus is a painting by Sandro Botticelli generally thought to have been painted in the mid 1480s. It has long been suggested that Botticelli was commissioned to paint the work by the Medici family of Florence, specifically Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici under the influence of his cousin Lorenzo de' Medici, close patron to Botticelli. However, there are no documents associated with the painting, and its first identification with the Medici family only comes in the 1550 edition of Vasari's Lives. It depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the sea-shore. The painting is on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Subject: Venus
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
  • Lamentation over the Dead Christ
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    The Lamentation over the Dead Christ, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, finished around 1490-1492. It is housed in the Alte Pinakothek, in Munich. The portrait shows the inert body of Christ surrounded by the Virgin, St. Peter and Mary Magdalene, St. John the Evangelist, St. Jerome and St. Paul. The pathetic expressions of the characters were a novelty in Botticelli's art: under the spiritual influence of Savonarola's preachings in Florence, which began around the time the work was executed, he started in fact to abandon the allegoric inspiration that had made him a favourite of the Medici court in favour of more intimate and painstaking religious reflection.
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
  • St. Sebastian
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    St. Sebastian is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, executed in 1474 for the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence. It is housed in the Staatliche Museen of Berlin.
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Period / Movement: Renaissance
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    Fortitude
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    The Fortitude is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli, finished in 1470. It is housed in the Galleria degli Uffizi, in Florence. Fortitude is the first recorded work by Botticelli. This work originally belonged to a set of seven panels representing Virtues, intended to decorate the Tribunal Hall of Piazza della Signoria in Florence. The other six panels are painted by Pietro Pollaiolo's workshop.
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli