SANDRO BOTTICELLI
Painter of Florence
(1444-1510)





User Comments:

    Name: DeeDee Gomez
    Date: 2002-03-01
    Comments: I think it is truly a wonder. I feel this painting is the greatest of all the paintings in the world.I truly think this is a work of art.

    Name: Jane Symons
    Date: 2002-03-04
    Comments: I am doing a study on this amazing artwork and I feel the story that goes along with this painting is truly great. Botticelli was a great artist.

    Name: tyba hussain
    Date: 2002-04-05
    Comments: This is a great web site, I looked every where for good info & good prints. The Birth of Venus is a deep and wonderful masterpiece.

    Name: Jenny
    Date: 2002-04-23
    Comments: This contribution from Boticelli is an amazing combination of beauty and divinity. Boticelli used many classical techniques to illustrate a mythological story that expresses the religious theme of rebirth. For this reason, Boticelli was considered, along with Michelangelo, to have paganistic beliefs/views.

    Name: michelle
    Date: 2002-04-23
    Comments: this is a great website and i like the paintings of botticelli. he has a very nice talent. i wish that someday i can own one of these paintings especially the birth of venus

    Name: not telling
    Date: 2002-05-27
    Comments: I like this painting. He did a great job because it it has a true meaning that people can really understand. *I hope u like it*

    Name: alicia
    Date: 2002-06-11
    Comments: i think that the birth of venus is a beautiful picture and it is done by a great and famous artist sandro botticelli

    Name: SeaElf11ofNumenor
    Date: 2002-06-29
    Comments: My all-time favorite Boticelli piece. Sandro has done a truly amazing job at capturing the irresistible enchantment of Roman mythology.

    Name: Melissa
    Date: 2002-09-12
    Comments: This piece is, by far, my most cherished and appreciated depiction of classic mythology. It entails the beauty, mystery and wisdom the men of the Renaissance belived the ancient Greeks and Romans represented. I have numerous replicas of this particular piece. Each time my 2-year-old daughter looks at Venus from this piece she says "There's my Mommy." I can't put into words the joy I feel to be compared to such a thing of beauty, let alone to be compared to THE Goddess of love!

    Name: Mark Viviezca
    Date: 2002-10-07
    Comments: This piece just gives me pure joy...everytime i gaze upon this wonderful work of art, i always find small details which i've never seen before...he depicts human form a bit different from reality...the faces may be a bit long and sad...and that makes it more enticing to look at...

    Name: Darshini
    Date: 2002-11-04
    Comments: mille Grazie Boticelli
    it is my soul inside in this picture. Bring me always inspiration. Fantastic. No words existing wenn you see this picture.

    Name: Kat
    Date: 2003-02-17
    Comments: This painting shows the importance of the goddess of love during the Renaissance. Venus is beautifully nude, because the humanist views were so important back then and the human body was being glorified by people. Zephyr and his girl are wonderful in the way that they embrace each other, blowing Venus to shore. One of the three Graces is waiting for Venus with a pink cloth, which will cover her up in the mortal world. This picture is clear, precise, beautiful!

    Name: A. Belli
    Date: 2003-04-07
    Comments: Hi, I am related to Sandro Botticelli on my grandmother's (Nana Botticelli's) side. All my life I've been brought up with a sentimental and intinate attachment to this "bellissimo" artist. If I catch a strand of hair or just a face of a Botticelli painting in the corner of my eye, I know immediately that it's him... even new ones I had never seen before! I'm doing a paper on him now at Oxford, and I find it impossible to capture the essence of Sandro Botticelli in words. The art speaks for itself. Just to clarify, he was not a pagan spiritually, but a staunch Christian, nominally at least. He followed the great Florentine church reforemer Savanarola, and even destroyed some of his own paintings that were not "kosher." Anyway... keep up the adoration of Sandro, there's a lot more than Venus. Ciao!

    Name: dunno
    Date: 2003-05-10
    Comments: cool. I go to Spalding High School and am doing some work on Botticelli so I thought I mite put a little comment in- I am not taking art for my GCSE, but when I see a painting like this I regret not doing so.

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2003-05-18
    Comments: The word beauty is not enough to describe the culmination of life in this work. Botticelli is the greatest genius among the throng of artists in history. Not anywhere in our own lives do we find such a great representation of melancholy, beauty, sorrow and happiness. Yes, I adore this work of art. In our world where artists no longer exist and all art is from long ago, it is comforting to gaze at this true work. Botticelli has more paintings other than this one, too.

    Name: Nazgul
    Date: 2003-06-20
    Comments: jeje the mayority of the comments here is the same that i though but i love the pagan art and the birth of venus is one of my favorites ones and boticelli one of my favorites painter of renaissance, is fabulous the atmosphere of the paint and near floating figures in the air with faces in serenity and the venus is just a true goddess

    Name: Rayann Alexander
    Date: 2003-07-21
    Comments: As a true art lover, I am a painter/decorator and I must say this is one of my favorite pieces of art of all time. I love it so much I am getting a tatoo of it on my lower back. To me it is the epitemy of beauty.

    Name: Gordon Fulthorpe
    Date: 2003-09-24
    Comments: Dear Phyllis ( Stein ) Oct 2002
    Actually Botticelli painted Venus with jeans on a year earlier , they were Levis , and the Wrangler people objected to free advertising . So Sandro re-tooled the painting ( if you will excuse the expression ) and painted this version . I agree with you , there is nothing worse than seeing a semi naked female , but then again I also have trouser legs on my piano legs ............Gordon Fulthorpe

    Name: lacey
    Date: 2003-10-16
    Comments: I belive that this is a beautiful pitcure.To me I think that this pitcure is better than the rest of his pitcures.Every one like his other pitcures but this one is my favorite because it is so pretty.It repersents something but I can't really explain it.

    Name: Tom D.
    Date: 2003-10-28
    Comments: Sandro Botticelli's work, "The Birth of Venus" is truly a great painting. I feel it is his best painting...even over "La Primavera".

    Name: Ali Awan
    Date: 2003-12-04
    Comments: This painting represents what sandro was all about. He carefully crafts and portrays his own image of venus being born. The use of color and proportion is fantastic. There could have been more work on the background, but overall it was good.

    Name: Gem
    Date: 2004-01-12
    Comments: Exceptionally beautiful. Definatly his best work ever. People used to believe it was heratic to paint such a thing!

    Name: Jen
    Date: 2004-03-17
    Comments: I am doing research on a artist of my chice and As soon as I saw The Birth of Venus by Botticelli I knew I was going to do him it is a fantastic peace of work with great detail an graceflness to the art work.I could look at it for ages.

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2007-04-17
    Comments: Hi, iam currently taking an art class. At the beggining i didn't think are was a big deal until i had to write a paper on botticeli.Wow, i do believe " the birth of venus" is one of the greatest works ever.

    Name: Susie Q
    Date: 2007-11-17
    Comments: I lived in Rota Spain for four years, close to the naval base, from 1989 - 1993. I was in the navy exchange and took one glance at this sculpture and knew I had to have it. The sculpture is made of alabaster and the base is made of marble.
    I was doing an essay and during my research I stumbled upon this painting and was shocked to find out that I own this amazing piece of art. I had no idea that this beautiful piece of art was famous. Lucky me!


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