Botticelli Reimagined


Unlike many artists Botticelli was not only lauded in his own lifetime but is recognised as influential today, over 500 years after his death in 1510. His influence still permeates contemporary art, fashion, film and design and arguably his work has become so imbedded into Western visual vocabulary, that we often don't even register it. 2. Venus after Botticelli, 2008 by Xin Yin, Guillaume Duhamel. Private collection, courtesy Duhamel Fine Art, Paris However, Botticelli's star has not always been rising. He was largely forgotten for over 300 years, until his work was progressively rediscovered over the 19th century. ab

As Martin Roth, Director of the V&A, said: “Sandro Botticelli is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance ... his celebrated imagery has come full circle to represent a contemporary ideal of beauty. This ambitious exhibition considers his legacy and shows how and why it has suffused into our collective visual memory.”


Being the largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930, the V&A's show includes fashion (designs from Elsa Schiaparelli and D&G), film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print. Also on display are over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman. This show might be one of the funnest ways to look over aesthetic evolutions and design processes.

Botticelli Reimagined sponsored by Societe Generale,


5 March – 3 July 2016 [caption id="attachment_19236" align="alignnone" width="600"]CIS:CAI.100 CIS:CAI.100[/caption]

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