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The On fi-esco faces (he 1459, Urbino, the case GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA (15* century, to St Peter (1481-82, Rome, Palazd Vaticani, of the Flagellation, of Christ deciphering. is Music plays an service of the word. PIETRO PERUGINO Oim/ 6V'w>5f t/ie Keys TJie Flagellation literal important role in the of GIULIANO This (after Florence, Uffizi). DA SANGALLO PIERO DELIA FRANCESCA proponents of all the name of the dignity man, understood as the supreme embodiment of the spiritual world. 41 THE LEGACY OF BOTTICELLI A COMPLEX LESSON No particularly interesting artistic personalities from Botticelli's workshop, with the exception of Filip- pino Lippi, the son of the Filippo Lippi from ticelli had learned the emerged first whom Bot- elements of painting.

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Fully in manifested in content corresponding to his patron's ideals. imposed by the to revive in these frescoes the archaic express his style spirituality, a series of images to paint world of Botticelli transferred to the myth an intense rules of traditional perspective construction, seems in the light of Neoplatonic philosophy. at the artist, devoted artist mythological content, reinterpreted papal court for the decoration of the Sistine Chapel; demand, the himself in this decade to works with a Cosimo, the rich and complex program established in great images of the Virgin es- nothing survives) are, together with The Al- The Birth of Venus, and Pallas and the Centaur the highest expression of the urgency of the ethical message.

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