Previous Articles

The Italian Cultural Institute Berlin, in Collaboration with the Gemaldegalerie - Staatliche Museen, Presents the “Botticelli Florenz Renaissance” Program

Associated Events in Support of the “Botticelli Renaissance’s Exhibition” Organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin

October 05th, 2015
main pic.jpg

The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, which boasts a permanent collection of masterpieces of the most important European painters from the 13th to 18th century, will host from September 24th to January 24th 2015 a temporary exhibition of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli, the “Botticelli Renaissance’s exhibition”. Botticelli (1445-1510) is considered worldwide as one of the major proponent of the Italian Renaissance Art. 

The exhibition, which presents a selection of more than fifty originals by Botticelli, is also displaying, beside the works of the renaissance painter, among 150 works of artists who have been influenced by him. The “fil rouge” of the art exposition is the artistic influence of Botticelli on modern and contemporary art. The Italian painter has been inspiring artists across different ranges such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, fashion, cinema and design. His painting, overall his iconic Venus, has been reproduced and interpreted in many different ways. The selection of works includes also masterpieces by artists such as Edgar Degas, René Magritte, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman which are on loan from the world's leading collections.

After Berlin the exhibition will move to London, which will host the exhibition next spring at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

At the same time the Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin is launching a series of associated events in support of this exhibition. Those events will not be related only to the artistic aspect of Botticelli’s work but also to the influence of his work in others fields such as literature, theater, music, fashion and mass culture. The aim of the cooperation between the Italian Cultural Institute Berlin and the National Museum is to implement the social program of the Botticelli’s exhibition. This program consists of exhibitions, lectures, concerts and discussions on the “Botticelli – Florenz – Renaissance”.

The detailed program is available on the website of the Italian Institute of Culture in Berlin.


References and Links

News from Berlin
Nora Bianchi, Berlin Global