Art Diary

Botticelli: Artist and Designer

3 September 2021

Sandro Botticelli is among the most celebrated figures of the Italian Renaissance, but little is known about his life or his working practices. This display at the Musée Jacquemart-André (10 September–22 January 2022) zeroes in on his workshop, exploring how he juggled the roles of artist, entrepreneur and mentor. Some 40 works by the Florentine master are on display, including important loans from the Uffizi, the Louvre and the Rijksmuseum among many others; also on view are several paintings by Botticelli’s contemporaries, highlighting the extent of his influence. Find out more from the Jacquemart-André’s website.

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La Belle Simonetta (c. 1485), Sandro Botticelli.

La Belle Simonetta (c. 1485), Sandro Botticelli. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Crucifix (c. 1490–95), Sandro Botticelli.

Crucifix (c. 1490–95), Sandro Botticelli. Diocèse de Prato, Museo dell’Opera del Duomo. Photo: © Scala, Florence

Venus pudica (c. 1485–90), Sandro Botticelli. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie. Photo: © BPK, Berlin, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais/Jörg P. Anders

(late 1490s), Sandro Botticelli.

Judith Holding the Head of Holofernes (late 1490s), Sandro Botticelli. Photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam