10 Sep → 24 Jan 2022
From Mon to Sun 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Mon until 8:30 pm during exhibitions.
He is one of the most important painters of the Italian Renaissance and of art history in general. More than just a name, he leaves behind a unique skill that has influenced entire generations. There is no doubt that Sandro Botticelli (1445 - 1510) was one of the greatest artists of his time. Alongside Michelangelo and Da Vinci, he contributed to the influence of Florence by successfully translating the nascent humanism in Italy into pictorial form. For almost 20 years, he was the official painter of the powerful Medici dynasty. His creative genius led to the creation of unique and timeless works, each more famous than the last: The Birth of Venus, the allegory of Spring, the paintings in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican... He was also an admirable trainer and entrepreneur, who ran his own workshop from which a titanic series of works emerged. For this new exhibition, some forty works by the master are on display, showing the diversity of his production: portraits of young Florentine women or Madonnas, mythological and religious scenes... Ana Debenedetti, the exhibition's curator and a specialist in Florentine Renaissance art, had to have a remarkable ability to synthesise to create a chronological tour around a figure as emblematic as Sandro Botticelli. The works are placed in dialogue with those of the artist's Florentine contemporaries, whom he inspired for generations, beginning with his pupil Filippino Lippi. A creative torch passed down through the ages that allowed the Botticelli name to flourish!