Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli was a Florentine painter who is best known for his mythological and allegorical works. Born in 1445, Botticelli was a student of Fra Filippo Lippi and worked for the powerful Medici family. His most famous works include The Birth of Venus and Primavera, which are both allegories of love and beauty. Botticelli's style is characterized by his use of graceful, elongated figures and his delicate, pastel colors.