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					Sandro Botticelli
 1444 - May 17, 1510
          I’m Italian, with power
   Botticelli worked
    under the patronage
    of Lorenzo de’ Medici
    (A.K.A the first mafia)
   Born Alessandro di
    Mariano Filipepi,
    Sandro. But changed
    his name to Botticelli
    by a nickname
    meaning little barrel
      A Word From my Sponsor
   One famous family ruled behind the
    scenes.
                  Medicis
   Grew astronomically rich by
    inventing international banking.
   At 19, Lorenzo took over the bank
    and the city of Florence after his
    father’s death.
   Botticelli became part of Lorenzo’s
    charming inner circle.
    • Favorite meal of the time: roast peacock
                    Botticelli
   A basic education and
    apprenticed with a
    local artist.
   1470 he was running
    his own workshop
   1475 he completed
    The Adoration of the
    Magi
   Who is in the
    painting?
   The medicis
    Time to but your talents to good
                  use
   Pazzi vs. Medici
   Pazzi, a prominent
    Florentine family,
    partneder with
    fellow Medici
    enemies Pope
    Sixtus IV and the
    archbishop of Pisa.
                 The Plan
   Murder Lorenzo and his brother Giuliano
   April 16, 1478, during high mass in the
    Florence Cathedral, assassins savagely
    attached the brothers.
   Giuliano dies and Lorenzo escapes
   The assassins were headed to the man
    square, intended to rouse the populace,
    but instead they hung them.
         Drive home the point
   Medici commissioned Botticelli to
    paint a fresco of the right primary
    conspirators swinging to their death.
             Sistine Chapel?
   Yes, he was the
    first.
   Now mostly
    ignored by visitors
    craning to see
    Michelangelo’s
    ceiling.
      Screw you, Michelangelo!
   Michelangelo took over.
   The Birth of Venus
   Lorenzo de’ Medici died in March
    1492.
   Eldest brother, Piero takes over and
    brought the downfall two years later
    with the invasion of the French army
   Botticelli’s patrons abandoned him,
    but found work making scared art.
                 Rock “N” Roll
   Botticelli the man.
   Great practice joker
   A weaver lived next door to Botticelli. The looms
    were so loud that Botticelli could not worked. He
    complained and the neighbor responses “that is
    my house I can do what I want.” The next day,
    Botticelli placed a large rock on his roof,
    seemingly ready to crash on the roof of his
    neighbors’. When the neighbor complained,
    Botticelli relied that he could do what he pleased
    with his own house. The weaver moved the next
    day.
She’s a Super Freak!
Who is next?
Leonardo Da Vinci

				
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