RememberedJuly 16, 2008, 07:29 PMBotticelli, Botticelli's art, fin de siecle, Lighbrown's biography of Botticelli, Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Is my art confident? Intensely meditated? Is how deeply I love what will be remembered about me?
Strange questions Lightbrown
brings to his biography of Botticelli, who was only remembered by Vasari's Lives of the Artists
in what was otherwise five centuries of obscurity.
How odd that it was his paganism which appealed to the fin de siècle
who brought his work from the shadows of history.
The barest outline of a life.
Botticelli is his art.