Marvel at the unique works of the early Renaissance master and modern artworks inspired by his influential legacy.
This spring sees the arrival of the largest Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) exhibition in Britain since 1930, to be hosted at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The exhibition will explore the Italian master’s work and showcase the impact of his astounding legacy on modern art.
Botticelli’s work is over 500 years old and yet still continues to have an enormous impact in the 21st century on both artists and those who have an appreciation of the deep rooted meaning behind his creations.
The exhibition includes over 50 original pieces by Botticelli, alongside artistic works by those inspired by the Italian master, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.
Although lauded in his lifetime, Botticelli was largely forgotten for more than 300 years until his work was progressively rediscovered in the 19th century and his paintings are now considered timeless. He is most admired for paintings of mythological scenes, including perhaps his most famous, The Birth of Venus, as she appears from a seashell.
Botticelli Reimagined: 5 March – 3 July 2016
Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL