Why is Dante the Florentine still present with us 700 years after his death?
A new series explores intimate encounters with a single work of art. This week, we look at Sandro Botticelli’s “Paradiso” (1480–1495).
For Botticelli: Heroines + Heroes, the painter, cartoonist, and graphic novelist Karl Stevens was called in to provide interpretive drawings of the Renaissance master’s paintings.
The Botticelli exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, so filled with the hopes and ambitions of the Renaissance, seems especially timely in our deplorable political moment.
Lucifer gobbles up the souls of three traitors in an icy inferno, sinners are cooked in baths of tar, and a gauzy-robed Beatrice floats in the heavens.
Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, on view in the East Gallery of the Frick Collection, is a gathering of ten paintings analogous to the cohort of masterpieces in the Frick’s adjacent West Gallery. Visitors are left free to consider each as representing a unique, if not significant moment in each artist’s career.
Last weekend in a Doylestown, Pennsylvania—which boasts not one but two locally owned, well-stocked bookstores—I picked up an old Phaidon edition of Jacob Burckhardt’s The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy for ten bucks.
Botticelli’s original “The Birth of Venus” is hanging in a soul-stirring gallery in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, a masterpiece of delicately painted elongated figures and an icon of art history. This 8-bit version of the painting by PixelJam‘s Rich Grilloti is sitting right here on your desktop, and it’s actually also pretty awesome! Click through for some more art as video games and video games as art. [via Killscreen]