from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Botticelli, Sandro Originally Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi. 1444?-1510. Italian painter of the Florentine school whose flowing draftsmanship is evident in his masterpieces, Primavera (c. 1477) and Birth of Venus (c. 1485).

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  • n. Italian painter of mythological and religious paintings (1444-1510)


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  • MAUREEN GASPED AS she entered the enormous salon known as the Botticelli Room, the centerpiece of the Uffizi collection.

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  • The Priory continued under the custodianship of a series of Grand Masters, including some of the most illustrious names in history such as Sir Isaac Newton, Sandro Filipepi known as Botticelli, Robert Fludd, the English occult philosopher—and, of course, Leonardo da Vinci, who, it is alleged, presided over the Priory for the last nine years of his life.

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  • Arrived at Prato, the two painters, with a favourite pupil called Botticelli, worked together diligently, and covered wall after wall with their frescoes.

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  • His work is rarely seen north of the Alps. Sandro Filipepi, called Botticelli, 1447-1515.

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  • Sandro: Sandro Filipepi, called Botticelli (1437-1515),

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  • Room five, "Being Botticelli" has a real one, and an originally higher-priced "Botticelli" by a follower, whose inferiority is obvious when you see the pair together.

    Discovering Art's Authenticity

  • Indeed, like Giunti's "Botticelli," many fakes originally ascribed to well-known artists were often praised by critics, only to be sheepishly rejected after they'd been "outed" as imposters.

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  • I've read your short story 'Botticelli' and the excerpt of One Eyed Jack and the Suicide King that is posted at Subterranean Press.

    four hundred miles without a word until you smile

  • Leavening the equations, Livio offers some nuggets about symmetry that might work at very soignees fetes: most people perceive an underlying symmetry in harmonious compositions such as Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," although it can't be demonstrated mathematically.

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  • Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, and a whole galaxy of great artists, such as Botticelli and Ghirlandaio, shed glory over his reign.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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