Sandro Botticelli

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Renaissance Master's Painting May Bring $100M
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This Could be a $100M Painting

Sandro Botticelli's work goes to auction in January

(Newser) - An enigmatic painting from Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli will go on auction in January, and art watchers will be seeing if it fetches more than its eye-watering $80 million estimate, despite the pandemic. Botticelli's 15th-century portrait of a nobleman in Young Man Holding a Roundel is the highlight of...

Botticelli's Mars Is on Acid

The sartyr next to him has a suspicious plant

(Newser) - There's a reason Mars looks so out of it in Botticelli's classic painting Venus and Mars. A sharp-eyed art historian tells NPR that he's on what's known as "poor man's acid." Check out the sartyr in the bottom right (the one who's sort of sticking his tongue out...

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