This volume is the lavishly illustrated catalogue of the major loan exhibition curated and organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art. In collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and technical assistance from the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C., and cultural associations in Italy and America, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, is one of the largest and most significant exhibitions presented on this great artist. The exhibition catalogue explores in unprecedented depth, the long and prolific career of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) including his artistic formation under Filippo Lippi; his mature years, beginning in the early 1470s, when he became the painter for the court of Lorenzo de’ Medici; and finally, his last years, the little known, yet profoundly religious paintings made around the millennial year of 1500.
Fully illustrated (229 pages) catalogue by John T. Spike and Alessandro Cecchi with introductions by Aaron H. De Groft, Matthew Teitelbaum and the Honorable Armando Varricchio; essays by Frederick Ilchman and Victoria S. Reed.
Only available in hardcover.