He certainly had a distinctive style in these works, but when you see them all together they are incredibly impressive. They basically illustrate Dante's book from the 14th Century- 'The Divine Comedy' which describe Dante's mythical journey through the three worlds of the afterlife, Hell, Purgatory and Heaven, escorted by the poet Virgil. The books worth a read actually.
Botticelli never completed the work (which he started in around 1490) but 92 of his drawings for the comedy survive, along with some work done for the project by his pupils. He's probably better known for the 'Birth of Venus' and 'Spring' but I think this is my favourite work of his, just because it really tells the story and the style is so pure.
Last edited by Witchy : 08-04-2003 at 03:48 AM.