Florence s golden child: The Early Renaissance master During Sandro Botticelli s lifetime (1444/45-1510), the influence of his art scarcely reached beyond his native Florence, and following his death he was soon forgotten, to be rediscovered only in the 19th century by the Pre-Raphaelites. Since then, Botticelli has ranked among the greatest of the Renaissance artists.In the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, paintings such as Primavera and The Birth of Venus are among the foremost attractions for tourists and art lovers. Botticelli's captivating figures of women, his intimate portrayals of the Madonna and Child, and the angelic beauty of his adolescents are famous the world over today. The artist's life and work are explored in this thoughtful and beautifully illustrated study. About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN s Basic Art series features: a detailed chrological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
The author: Barbara Deimling started working at the Syracuse University in Florence in 1997 and was its director from 2000; in this capacity she was responsible for all matters relating to the Florence Center. She has published books about Italian Renaissance painting. Barbara Deimling lives and works in Florence.