A sacred monster of the Italian Renaissance, and one of the greatest artists in Florence is coming to Paris… From September 10, 2021 to January 24, 2022, the Musée Jacquemart-André invites curious people to dive into works by Italian genius Sandro Botticelli thanks to a compelling exhibition. The latter enjoys exclusive loans from institution such as the Louvre, the London National Gallery, the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum, the Vatican museums and libraries, the Uffizi Galleries, and the Berlin Gemäldegalerie.
A retrospective about the artist and his activity in his studio during the second half of the 15th century, providing art fans with about forty works of art, as well as a few paintings by his Florence peers Botticelli inspired. A painter famous for two of his greatest masterpieces, The Birth of Venus and Primavera, genuine witnesses of the Florence’s influence and changes of society, under the Medici’s reign.
The exhibition also offers to show the importance of studio practice, between original creation and production in series, typical from the Renaissance. It is also to present the artist as a creator, an entrepreneur and a trainer. And one question is given pride of place all along the exhibition: what is a genuine work at the Renaissance? Because this is the very idea of the studio practice at this time: a master supervising works as made by their students, without even getting to handle order, but who signs the works on his own.
As for the route, it is to show Botticelli’s stylistic development, as well as relationships between his work and the culture of his time, his relationship with the Medicis, and this vision of the painting taking linear perspectives into account, as from the treaty by Leon Battista Alberti, De Pictura, that undountedly revolutionized painting at the Renaissance. The occasion to discover an artist and his work without having to travel all the way to the Uffizi Galleries. Shall we book tickets, friends, then?
Dates and Opening Time
From 10 September 2021 to 24 January 2022
Musée Jacquemart André
158 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris 8
Tarif réduit: €12
Plein tarif: €15
Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 18h