Between Angels and Devils: Botticelli and Renaissance Florence


Discover the story of one of the most popular artists of the Renaissance, who languished in obscurity for centuries until rediscovered in the 19th century.


Sandro Botticelli is now one of the most popular painters of the Italian Renaissance. His beautiful ‘Primavera’ and elegant ‘Birth of Venus’ are amongst the best known images from the Florentine Golden Age, but the times he lived in were volatile and dangerous and his art masked political turmoil and religious unease. As Florence moved from the luxurious era of the Medici to the religious austerity of Savonarola, Botticelli and his painting became caught up in this great change – but who were the angels or the devils in this story – and on which side was Botticelli?

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