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Extract | How Botticelli brought Dante’s Divine Comedy to life

Publications and exhibitions abound this year honouring Dante, the poet and author of the epic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, on the 700th anniversary of his death. In Visions of Heaven: Dante and the Art of Divine Light, the scholar Martin Kemp presents a unique thesis, examining how Renaissance painters such as Titian and Raphael were influenced by Dante’s conception of divine light.
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ReligionThe Jesuit Post

The Annunciation: Praying with Botticelli’s Mary | One-Minute Homily

We all have a calling from God – a vocation. On this Feast of the Annunciation, Christopher Alt, SJ, explores Mary’s own vocation story through Botticelli’s art. All of us have a calling from God – a vocation. On today’s Feast of the Annunciation, we hear Mary’s vocation story. Hi,...
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Uffizi Galleries' Botticelli masterpieces—currently kept in storage—are bound for Medici villa in the Tuscan hills

Masterpieces by Botticelli could be taken out of storage at the Uffizi Galleries and shown at the Villa of Careggi in the hills outside Florence as part of a new initiative that will turn Tuscany into a giant museum. The works are set to be loaned as part of the Uffizi Diffusi (“scattered Uffizi”) scheme, which involves exhibiting works from the Uffizi collection at around 100 sites in the greater Tuscany region by 2024 (participating venues are due to be announced next month).
Visual ArtBloomberg

From Botticelli to Beeple, the Art World Pivots to Survive

Read more opinion Follow @AndreaFelsted on Twitter. At the end of January, an impeccably preserved painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli sold for a record $92.2 million. Six weeks later, a work that could not be further from the Old Master, a digital compilation of images by an artist who goes by the name of Beeple, sold for $69.3 million.
Visual ArtThe Guardian

Highest price ever for a Botticelli painting paid in New York auction

Sandro Botticelli’s Young Man Holding a Roundel, a small portrait of long-haired nobleman, sells for $92.2m. A small painting by Sandro Botticelli has been sold at Sotheby’s in New York for $92.2m, an auction record for the Renaissance master. The work, Young Man Holding a Roundel, from about 1475, depicts...

Botticelli 'Young Man' Portrait Realizes $92.2 Million At Sotheby's Auction

A rare portrait by Florentine Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli brought $92.2 million at a livestreamed Sotheby's sale on Thursday morning. The price is the highest at auction for an Old Master work since Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" fetched $450.3 million in 2017. It is also the second-highest price ever paid for an Old Master. The late billionaire Sheldon Solow bought the artwork for $1.3 million in 1982.
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A painting by Italian artist Botticelli sold for $ 92.2 million

A rare painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli sold for $ 92.2 million at an auction organized by Sotheby’s in New York. The painting “Yang Man Holding Arundel” or “The Young Man Holding a Medallion” is one of about a dozen of Botticelli’s known paintings that have survived to this day.
EntertainmentInternational Business Times

Botticelli 'Masterpiece' Expected To Top $80 Mn At Sotheby's Sale

A portrait by Italian renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli is expected to sell for more than $80 million when it goes up for auction at Sotheby's in New York on Thursday. "Young Man Holding a Roundel," believed to have been painted in the 1470s or 1480s, is considered one of Botticelli's finest portraits and is the highlight of Sotheby's Masters Week sale.

Masterpieces by Botticelli and Rembrandt anchor Sotheby's Masters Week in NY

NEW YORK, NY.- This January, Sotheby’s will offer works by many of the most celebrated names in European art history during its flagship Masters Week, a series of seven auctions encompassing Old Master paintings, drawings and sculpture spanning more than half a millennium. Focused around two of the highest value Old Master Paintings ever offered at auction, this first major global sales series of 2021 will be headlined by Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece Young Man Holding a Roundel, one of the most significant portraits of any period ever to appear at auction, and a defining work of the Florentine Renaissance, and Rembrandt’s rare biblical scene of Abraham and the Angels.