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
 
 

Inferno, Canto XXXI

1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Inferno, Canto XXXIV
(detail)
1480s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Illustration to the Divine Comedy (Inferno)

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

Purgatory X

1490s
Drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Paradise, Canto VI

1490s
Silverpoint on parchment, completed in pen and ink, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 
 

Paradise, Canto XXX

1490s
Drawing on parchment, 320 x 470 mm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
 

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