ITALY / Rovereto: Mart - "Botticelli, Il suo tempo. E il nostro tempo"
by Modem
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until Sunday August 29 2021

MART di Trento e Rovereto
Corso Bettini 43
38068 Rovereto

T : 800 397760

Botticelli Il suo tempo. E il nostro tempo.

Sandro Botticelli in Rovereto, with a significant group of works such as Pallas and the Centaur, coming from the Uffizi, the Venus from the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, and the Lamentation over the Dead Christ on loan from the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan.

The first section of the exhibition, dedicated to Botticelli and his workshop, presents the figure and work of the artist, one of Lorenzo the Magnificent's favorites. The masterpieces retrace the different phases of the artist's life, an authentic interpreter of the profound social, political, cultural, and artistic changes that took place in Florence in the second half of the fifteenth century. On display are also works by Filippo Lippi, Filippino and other great artists, such as Antonio del Pollaiolo and Andrea del Verrocchio.

The second part of the exhibition testifies, through undisputed masterpieces of contemporary art from the 1960s to today, how Botticelli is the artist to whom all our visual culture refers, the pivot around which the very concept of beauty can be rotated. He was looked at by Italian pop art artists, such as Mario Ceroli, Giosetta Fioroni, and Cesare Tacchi, and immediately following figures such as Michelangelo Pistoletto and Renato Guttuso.

Botticelli's influences can be found in the works of international artists such as Fernando Botero, David LaChapelle, Oliviero Toscani, John Currin.

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