ART stands for Artists from the Renaissance Time! Two of them are very famous today, but not as well recognized as some names like, Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo, but are still just as famous today as they were 600 years ago.
These two men were:
Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter from the *Florentine school, who started to learn how to paint at a very young age which gave him a little bit of a head-start into his career. He was apprenticed to Fra Filippo Lippi at the age of fourteen and continued to learn tips and skills from Filippo. Later, he had his own workshop where many of his paintings were created. He even helped place and center Michelangelo’s statue of David. Botticelli died in 1510 at the age of 64. *(Added note: many Italian painters practiced the style of Florentine painting. It was not an actual school but a style taught and learned by painters.)
Raphael Urbino was also an Italian painter and was a ‘contemporary’ of Michelangelo and Leonardo, and he was just as great! He had a workshop but some his most amazing work was done out side the shop, such as The School of Athens (pictured above) which was frescoed in the Vatican City. He did a lot amazing artwork and was very productive even though he died in 1520 at a very young age of 37.
Both of these men were amazing artists and have created some of the most amazing paintings of all time, but I didn’t know about them until a couple days ago! I am glad that they were able to bring new ideas and styles to their paintings, which was what the Renaissance was all about.
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