Botticelli and the Trouble in Italy
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
Taught by Professor William Kloss | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
In his later career, Botticelli produced works such as the disquieting Calumny of Apelles, possibly painted as a defense of the Puritanical preacher Savonarola, whose execution in 1498 initiated Botticelli's metaphysical phase culminating in the haunting Mystic Nativity.