Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (1445-1510), dit Sandro Botticelli, est un peintre italien. Botticelli est l'un des peintres les plus importants de la Renaissance italienne et de l'histoire de l'art.
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (1445-1510), known as Sandro Botticelli, was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine School under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later in his Vita of Botticelli as a "golden age". Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then, his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting.