Past Exhibition Ran from 5 March 2016 to 3 July 2016

Botticelli Reimagined

This exhibition explored the enduring impact of the Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli from the Pre-Raphaelites to today

It hits the target and then some, with a fabulously explosive show

City A.M

This is a landmark event. It shows other museums how to reimagine Renaissance art for 21st century audiences.

Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

The urge to return, many times, is going to be very strong… One not to be missed under any circumstances.

Philip Hensher, The Mail on Sunday

... the best way to see Botticelli in Britain now, and therefore essential viewing.

Jackie Wullschlager, The Financial Times

This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is recognised as one of the greatest artists of all time. His celebrated images are firmly embedded in public consciousness and his influence permeates art, design, fashion and film.

Sponsored by

Global banking group Societe Generale is delighted to be partnering with the V&A as lead sponsor of the landmark exhibition, Botticelli Reimagined. This sponsorship is part of our long-term support for the arts, dating back 150 years. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Societe Generale Collection and our commitment to championing contemporary art, we are delighted to build on our decade-long support of the V&A, itself founded as a platform for contemporary art. Find out more on Societe Generale Group’s commitment to the arts.

Exhibition Highlights

Venus, 1490s by Sandro Botticelli. Gemäldegalerie Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Photo: Volker-H. Schneider.
The Orchard
The Orchard, 1890 by William Morris, John Henry Dearle, Morris & Co. The subject and tall, elegant figures in this tapestry are reminiscent of Botticelli’s Primavera, which was itself copied shortly after as a tapestry by Morris & Co.
Rebirth of Venus, 2009 by David LaChapelle. Creative Exchange Agency, New York, Steven Pranica / Studio LaChapelle. © David LaChapelle.
Portrait of a Young Man, c.1480-5 by Sandro Botticelli. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
Venus, after Botticelli, 2008 by Yin Xin. Guillaume Duhamel. Private collection, courtesy Duhamel Fine Art, Paris.
La Ghirlandata, 1873 by Dante Gabriel Rossetti . © Guildhall Art Gallery 2015. Photo Scala Florence/Heritage Images
The Renaissance of Venus, 1877 by Walter Crane. Tate. © Tate, London 2015.


Botticelli Reimagined