Trivia Crack Answer: Religion
About Botticelli’s paintings
The main theme of Botticelli’s paintings is religion. One of the great overlooked painters of the Renaissance, Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter whose work was characterized by portraits, paintings of classical Greek gods, and, of course, religious figures like the Madonna and the saints. Religion in Botticelli’s time was undergoing a transformation, with paintings of religious figures becoming guided more by Greek and Roman classical ideas. Though many of Botticelli’s religious work was displayed in churches and cathedrals, including the Vatican alongside Michelangelo’s work, the Renaissance interest in art was moving more towards the pursuit of beauty and appreciation of nature, rather than simply the worship of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, the saints. Some of Botticelli’s most famous paintings included “Primavera” and “The Birth of Venus,” which depict figures in Greek mythology, including the god of love. Botticelli’s patrons were the Medici family of Florence, who also sponsored famous Renaissance artists like Michelangelo. After Botticelli’s death, his paintings fell into obscurity, mostly overshadowed by his Renaissance contemporaries. However, the 1800’s saw a resurgence in Botticelli’s popularity, which placed some of his paintings among the canon of great Renaissance art. Though religion dominates the themes of Botticelli’s paintings, nature and Greek myth also play large roles.