Nov 22, 2010

Sandro Botticelli Minitature sheet FDC from FRANCE

FDC Name:Sandro Botticelli
Issue date: 8th NOV'2010
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli or Il Botticello "The Little Barrel"; (c. 1445 – May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance (Quattrocento). Less than a hundred years later, this movement, under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, was characterized by Giorgio Vasari as a "golden age", a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. His posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera.
Among the works of Botticelli that is attributed to the period known icons of the Renaissance figure Printemps, a work created around 1482. He was placed in a surreal nature that allegory of spring whose figures are taken from classical mythology, Venus in the center, the Zephyr wind nymph Chloris and Flora right, Mercury to the left, the three Graces .... A work whose symbolism is more complex than it seems.
Technical details: 
Format:143 x 105 mm - Block  of 2 stamps
Printing technique:Photogravure
Issuer:Sandro Botticelli
Remark: Another beautiful self  made FDC posted to me by Eric from France.As I am a amateur artist I like this particular FDC with amazing painting miniature sheet.

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