|Alessandro Filipepi, otherwise known as Botticelli, is one of the hottest new painters to come out of Italy in years. Currently showing at the Uffizi, the fashionable venue near the Piazza della Signoria in Florence, his works bring new meaning to the term "Pre-Raphaelite." Romantic and achingly beautiful, his paintings reflect his classical interests. Keep your eye on this guy!|
|Self-Portrait by S. Botticelli|
What the "cognoscenti of the quattrocento" are saying about
"Botticelli seems to be up-and-coming. His lines are clean and his colors crisp and vibrant. Way to go, man."
"How come none of the rest of us ever thought of using shadows and reflected light to define our contours? Botticelli has truly left the Late Middle Ages behind."
"Pretty girls in scant clothing--my type of painter"
"I like him. He really knows how to make a guy look good in egg tempera."