Cruel paintings by Botticelli reveal a recondite side of his work
The legacy of the Renaissance painter is not limited to lush erotic images.
The art of hearing: the painting which sings. Part II
The heroes of this "sounding" compilation are the model in Willem de Kooning's portrait, the magnetism of the three of Mark Rothko's colour fields, Sandro Botticelli's multi-figured time of hope, William Turner's pictorial progressive rock and Jan Brueghel the Elder's work Hearing , which shows that the artist put the art of hearing ahead of other senses.
A portrait sketch of Sandro Botticelli: "Whimsical mind", dreamer and joker
He was an ingenious poet and a true romantic of the Renaissance, the singer of harmony, faithful knight of a beautiful lady - the beauty itself, which briefly visited the frail world in the guise of earthly women. All these words describe the artist Botticelli. Have a look at some everyday stories and details of the Florentine genius life to animate the current trite image of him.