Decorate: Botticelli Reimagined

By Catarina Wilk

Leone Battista Alberti, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian and of course Sandro Botticelli; these are all names that we easily connect with la Renaissance.
Renaissance art emerged in Italy in 1400 and its representatives painted a wide variety of themes. From religious altarpieces, mythological and history paintings to impressive fresco cycles, Renaissance art is mainly characterised by its rich colours and decorative elements.

Taking this into account, the Victoria and Albert Museum pays tribute to the incredible art works by the Italian painter Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi better-known as Sandro Botticelli.
“Sandro Botticelli is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance and 500 years after his death his celebrated imagery has come full circle to represent a contemporary ideal of beauty”. – Martin Roth, Director of the Victorian and Albert Museum

geburt-der-venus-sandro-botticelli-14771 The Birth Of Venus (1484–1486) by Sandro Botticelli

The exhibition “Botticelli Reimagined” explores the painter’s multiple art works by featuring artists and designers from the Pre-Raphaelites who have reinterpreted Botticelli’s masterpieces in various different ways including painting, sculpture, fashion, film, drawing, print as well as photography.
While the exhibition displays more than 50 original art works by Botticelli, it curates works by well-known artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.

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