A post about Caterina Sforza's life will be coming to the Art & History Feature soon, but today enjoy the paintings of Italian Renaissance inspired by Caterina's face.
One of the most prolific artists to use Caterina as the subject in his many works was Sandro Botticelli. Here are some of those paintings.
|A fragment of Purification of a Leper by Botticelli, a fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican. Caterina is seeing here six months pregnant with her third child, daughter Bianca.|
|A fragment from Botticelli's La Primavera (1498) The Grace on the right is said to be Caterina Sforza.|
|A close-up of Caterina Sforza's face as one of the Graces in La Primavera by Botticelli|
|Caterina Sforza depicted here as St. Catherine of Alexandria by Botticelli|
|Caterina Sforza (1481-1483) by Lorenzo di Credi|
I'm planning a post about Caterina within the next month.