March 1, 1445 - May 17, 1510, Early Renaissance style, Italy - When Fra Girolamo Saonarola begain to preach hellfire and damnation, Botticelli became one of his adherents, a piagnone left painting as a worldly vanity, burned much of his own work, fell into proverty as a result, and would have starved but for the tender support of his former patrons.
Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius, 1500-1510, tempera on wood, Italian, Botticelli
The Last Communion of Saint Jerome, early 1490s, tempera and gold on wood, Italian, Botticelli
Venus and Mars, 1483, tempera, Sandro Botticelli
The Mystical Nativity, c.1500, tempera, Sandro Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli - Trinität with Maria Magdalena, Johannes the Täufer and Tobias with the angel
Sandro Botticelli - Crucifixion with the büßigen Maria Magdalena and an angel