Botticelli

Minneapolis to host 'most comprehensive US show of Botticelli' with major loans from the Uffizi

The exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art features more than 45 works from the Florentine museum

Ten essential artworks to see in Florence

From Michelangelo's David to Botticelli's Birth of Venus, our guide tells you what to see and where to see it

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Botticelli: my worries about the Man of Sorrows

The painting, sold last week at Sotheby's for $45.4m, was listed among workshop and studio pictures in Ronald Lightbown’s 1978 catalogue of Botticelli’s work, before being included as an autograph work in an exhibition at Frankfurt's Städel Museum in 2009. Here, in a pair of opinion pieces, two Renaissance experts give their contrasting views on its attribution

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Botticelli's 'stunning and puzzling' Man of Sorrows

The painting, sold last week at Sotheby's for $45.4m, was listed among workshop and studio pictures in Ronald Lightbown’s 1978 catalogue of Botticelli’s work, before being included as an autograph work in an exhibition at Frankfurt's Städel Museum in 2009. Here, in a pair of opinion pieces, two Renaissance experts give their contrasting views on its attribution

Bacon and beasts: an in-depth look at the visceral new show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts

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Late Botticelli painting sputters at Sotheby’s Old Masters auction in New York, selling for $45.4m

The star lot of the sale, a rediscovered and austere portrait of Christ, hammered just below its estimate

'Cancelled' Madonna and Child found beneath Botticelli's $40m Man of Sorrows

Infrared images of the painting, which is due to be sold at Sotheby's in New York later this month, show that an earlier composition lies underneath

Restoration of Courtauld Gallery's Botticelli altarpiece yields surprising new discoveries

Technical studies on neglected painting cast valuable light on the workings of the Renaissance master's Florence studio and on the question of attribution

Another Botticelli hits the market: Sotheby's to sell Botticelli's The Man of Sorrows for in excess of $40m

Auction house will sell the painting in January and is dubbing it "The defining masterpiece of Botticelli's late career". But what exactly does that mean?

Book Clubfeature

Extract | How Sandro Botticelli brought Dante’s Divine Comedy to life

New book by Martin Kemp considers the impact of poet’s vision of divine light on artists such as Michelangelo and Titian

Old Mastersanalysis

Today’s obsession with assigning singular attribution to Old Masters may be lucrative, but it is often misleading

The cult of the individual reigns supreme but in reality Renaissance works were often not made by one hand

Why Sotheby's $80m Botticelli continues to mystify experts

Star lot of upcoming New York Master Week sales is set to smash previous auction record for the Early Renaissance painter

Remembering Dante—Uffizi unveils online exhibition of 'Divine Comedy' drawings by Federico Zuccari

Florence gallery also planning vast exhibition dedicated to the poet in Forlì featuring works by Michelangelo

Botticelli bonanza in Paris next year with major show of masterpieces

New exhibition at Musée Jacquemart-André presents 15th-century artist as an entrepreneur and prolific designer

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Redefining Botticelli—from Post-Modernism to soft porn

Does putting the Renaissance artist's work in a modern context enhance or diminish his art?

Hong Kong plans 2020 Botticelli exhibition in unprecedented deal with Italy's Uffizi

This is the first time the Florentine museum has formed a long-term partnership with a foreign institution

Thanks to a doodle, experts now say unattributed painting is by Botticelli

The Madonna and Child at National Museum Cardiff was believed to be a copy

Is this $30m portrait the 'last Botticelli'?

Painting will be exhibited at Frieze Masters next month, after a "style of Botticelli" sleeper sold for over £6m at Zurich auction in June

Cleveland Museum of Art opens three new Old Masters exhibitions

This makes it the first US city host Raphael drawings from the Lille Palais des beaux-arts’ renowned collection

Two concurrent exhibitions to open at the Museum Fredericianum

Works from the Renaissance to the Baroque can be seen alongside Andy Warhol