Dinner of Nastagio at Onisti, 3rd episode - Sandro Botticelli. 84x142
Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the most emotional Renaissance masters. He became widely known as the author of large mythological paintings "Spring" and "The 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 Bini in 1483 and talks about Nataggio degli Onesti. 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 the artist from the work “The Decameron” by Barkaccio, which tells the story of Nastaggio. Botticelli was helped by his students in the work on this series.