Botticelli

 

(1: Pallas and the Centaur. 2: Primavera. 3: Birth of Venus)

As an Art History major, I like the exact some blockbuster art pieces and artists the world does.

Botticelli is no exception. Just visiting the Uffizi in Florence and crowding into the Botticelli room is a testament to his art. Personally, I find his color schemes fascinating, and I love how he places his figures. The movement isn’t totally natural, and everything is just a little too serene. It’s like this moment of perfect calm before something else happens. His works are teeming with all this tension that is delightful to revel in.

Do you ever make up stories about a work of art?  What are some of your favorite artists and/or works? I’m always looking for new artists to look at!

Right now I’m rather infatuated with Agnolo Bronzino, anything German Expressionism/Die Brücke, Jacques Louis-David, Edvard Munch, Mathias Grünewald, Albrecht Dürer.

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