Sandro Botticelli, whose paintings are some of the most famous images in the history of European art, was a master of the Renaissance. Botticelli’s natural talent as a draughtsman shined through his works. Thanks to his graceful and flowing style, marked by sinuous, vibrant lines, Botticelli’s fame quickly spread beyond his native Florence. His contributions to Western art were largely ignored for more than three centuries before being rediscovered in the nineteenth century, inspiring new movements in European art.

Sean Connolly has written more than 35 books for children and young adults. His published work, with subjects ranging from modern history to biographies of great artists, reflects the breadth of his interests.

Author: Sean Connolly

Hardcover and softcover
215 x 285 mm
48 pages
Full colour throughout

Titles in series The Lives of the Artists:

The Lives of the Artists series retraces the lives of some of the greatest and most influential artists of the Western world. Each book focuses on the life and works of one artist and presents a selection of great works that illustrate the artist’s development. Each volume also includes the story of the artist’s personal life and highlights the important social and historical events of the time. Full-color photographic reproductions, detailed time lines, an explanatory glossary, and a comprehensive index make each title an indispensable part of any art library.