Dinner Nastagio at Onesty, III episode, Sandro Botticelli

Dinner Nastagio at Onesty, III episode, Sandro Botticelli
Dinner Nastagio at Onesty, III episode, Sandro Botticelli - 1

  • Posted by Sandro Botticelli
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: Around 1483

Overview of the painting :

Dinner Nastagio at Onesty, the third episode is Sandro Botticelli. Around 1483. Wood, tempera. 84×142

   Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the most emotional masters of the Renaissance. The artist’s canvas is permeated with an exciting trepidation of personal experience. He gained wide popularity as the author of large mythological paintings “Spring” and “Birth of Venus”, full of charm and spirituality.

   The Decameron series, consisting of four works, was created by the painter on the occasion of the marriage of Giannozzo Pucci with Lucretia Beanie in 1483 and talks about Nataggio del Ones. It is possible that it was commissioned by Lorenzo Medici the Magnificent, who was a relative of both families. In any case, it is his coat of arms that can be seen in the center of the third episode, which is actually the culmination of the whole story. The plot for these episodes was borrowed by a painter from the work “Decameron” Barcaccio, which tells the story of Nastaggio. His students helped in working on this series of Botticelli.