Read Gombrichs discussion of the life and work of Sandro Botticelli (pp. 264-267). After watching the second part of Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance, how does the Botticellis Birth of Venus represent and reflect the attitude towards classical knowledge and culture in Florence during the time of Lorenzo de Medici (Lorenzo the Magnificent)? How does Botticellis careerhis late transition to religious paintingsreflect the story of the Renaissance? Finally, how does the conflict in Botticellis artistic career reflect debates about the role of art in society weve previously explored in class?