This innovative exhibition explored the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) from the Pre-Raphaelites to today. Although lauded in his lifetime, Botticelli was largely forgotten for more than 300 years until his work was progressively rediscovered in the 19th century.
The exhibition revealed the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted Botticelli through painting, fashion, film, drawing, photography, tapestry, sculpture and print. It included over 50 original works by Botticelli, alongside works by artists such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman.
The exhibition was organised by the V&A and the Gemäldegalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.