The Early Renaissance


   

 


Botticelli
      

 
   
Renaissance Art Map
 
   
   
Exploration:
Candro Botticelly  "Visual Poetry"
 
 
    Early life and career    
    Devotional paintings     
    Secular patronage and works    
    Mythological paintings    
    How the Nymph became a Goddess    
    Botticelli: lyrical precision    
    Late works    
    Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy and Dravings    
         
    APPENDIX: Venus - The Evening Star
 
   


Sandro Botticelli

1445-1510
Italy

 
 
 
 
Illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy"

 

The Abyss of Hell

1480s
Coloured drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Rome
 
 

Inferno, Canto XVIII

1480s
Coloured drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Inferno, Canto XVIII
(detail)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, coloured with tempera
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Illustration to the Divine Comedy (Inferno)

1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, coloured with tempera
Biblioteca Vaticana, Rome
 

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