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Botticelli: Heroines and Heroes

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

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In his late period Botticelli turned to spalliere – a new genre of heroic narrative painting intended for domestic interiors. This exhibition brings together some of the Florentine painter’s key works in this mode for the first time, along with contemporary responses from the graphic novelist Karl Stevens. Find out more from the Gardner Museum’s website.

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Three Miracles of Zenobius (c. 1500), Sandro Botticelli. Photo: © National Gallery, London / Art Resource, NY

Three Miracles of Zenobius, Botticelli

Three Miracles of Zenobius (c. 1500), Sandro Botticelli. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Four Scenes from the Early Life of Zenobius, Botticelli

Four Scenes from the Early Life of Zenobius (c. 1500), Sandro Botticelli. Photo: © National Gallery, London/Art Resource, NY

The Story of Virginia, Botticelli

The Story of Virginia (c. 1500), Sandro Botticelli. Accademia Carrara, Bergamo

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