Botticelli's poetic delicacy created a magical world in which allegory and idealism are reflected.
Botticelli features a literary introduction and thoroughly researched essay followed by a section devoted to a detailed description of a selection of Botticelli's masterpieces. It includes an extensive chronology of his life and important historical events of his era as well as a compilation of remarks by famous historians, modern and old, add cultural perspective and insight into the painter's stylistic development.
A visual chart with captions as to the whereabouts of every painting and a concise bibliography with suggested further reading provide invaluable research tools. With authoritative text by leading art historians from around the globe, Botticelli provides fresh insights into the art and lives of one of the most brilliant artists in the history of painting. No matter what your knowledge of art history, this series will compel you to explore a world of art beyond the canvas.