MUSEOGRAPHY AND ORGANISATION | TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
BOTTICELLI | Musée Du Luxembourg, Paris (France) | 2002
Museography: Laurent Guinamard Casati / Lina López
Exhibition curator: Marc Restellini
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“This rare and unprecedented event covers the entire career of the Florentine masters through over 40 exceptional masterpieces gathered from major museums around the world. Sandro Botticelli was one of the leading painters of the Florentine Renaissance developing a highly personal style characterised by elegant execution, a sense of melancholy and strong emphasis on line”.
Botticelli was born in Florence, the fourth son of Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, a tanner. His nickname was derived from the one given to his eldest brother Giovanni, who, because of his corpulence, was called “il Botticello”.
In 1481 Botticelli was one of several artists chosen to go to Rome to decorate the walls of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.
There he produced “The Youth of Moses”, “The Punishment of Korah”, and “The Temptation of Christ”.
This monograph presents a selection of Botticelli’s paintings and drawings, including extraordinary masterpieces such as the “Mystic Nativity”, “St. Augustine in his Study”, “Pallade and the Centaur”, “Annunciation” and “Madonna and Child”, as well as a selection of works by other Renaissance painters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Piero di Cosimo, Filippo and Filippino Lippi.