Botticelli - A Biography by Elizabeth Ripley

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Other watch were impressed by the vigor of picture. Saint Augustine trance. Because sat at his desk, Sandro showed the figure work. pen Day artists Botticelli's in hand, lost in a seen from below, as if moving picture the saint looked almost monumental. This of made Ghirlandajo's Saint Jerome look wooden. from many cities came to look at the paintings. Saint Augustine, Visitors Travelers returning to latest picture. Rome talked about Sandro Botticelli's Pope Sixtus wondered about pictures of assassins he to Rome had ordered to decorate his new erased.

Queen, surrounded by left were Dialec- Rhetoric and Arithmetic, and on her right, Music, bridegroom into the court. In 44 sat of Philosophy. Geom- was leading the Botticelli showed that Lorenzo de Medici, was I tffl^ai ^g**>" Mw LORENZO TORNABUONI AND THE LIBERAL ARTS LOUVRE, PARIS Frescoes from Villa Lemtni Sandro was delighted when his brother job in Naples and returned to his father's often talked until late Simone was proud of his at Simone gave up his home. The brothers night about books and painting.

He would Then, one day invite in 1481, SAINT AUGUSTINE CHURCH OF OCNISSANTI, FLORENCE Photo Alinari Four Florentine painters rode As they gars, clattered through the into shabby own The Pope under with beg- streets filled a city. received the artists in his narrow vaulted chapel artists to He pointed to windows. He wanted blue ceiling dotted with gold bare side walls under the arched the stars. the cover these walls with one continuous band of pictures. one wall would be scenes from the life of Moses, on the Between the windows would be porof thirty-two Popes.

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