Climate activists glue their hands to Botticelli painting in protest

FLORENCE, ITALY -- Italian environmental activists glued their hands Friday to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli's painting "Spring" in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, police said. The museum said thanks to the glass, which was installed as a precaution several years ago, the masterpiece was unharmed. Paired with the Florentine...

Italian climate activists glue their hands to a Botticelli painting

Italian climate activists glued their hands to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli's 'Spring' painting on Friday (22 July) to protest the use of coal.The incident, which took place at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, saw two young women and a man all buy tickets to take part in the demonstration.All three of them sat on the floor and unfurled a banner that read "Last generation, no gas, no coal" in Italian.The group claims to have consulted with art restoration experts to find methods that wouldn't cause damage.Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Andrew Marr condemns climate change deniersRishi Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz TrussTrain passengers forced to walk down tracks as heatwave prompts evacuation

Summer's Hottest Hairstyle Is the "Botticelli" Bob

As POPSUGAR editors, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. If you buy a product we have recommended, we may receive affiliate commission, which in turn supports our work. After the popular "Botticelli" haircut trend took over, there's now the "Botticelli" bob hairstyle.
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“Botticelli in the Fire” wows audiences in their completely sold-out run

“Botticelli in the Fire,” written by Jordan Tannahill, was performed in the Hepburn Zoo blackbox theater last weekend. The show was the senior thesis in directing for Ryan Kirby ’22 as well as the acting thesis for Madison Middleton ’22.5 and an intermediate project in costuming for Katie Concannon ’22. For this one weekend, the Hepburn Zoo blackbox theater was completely transformed, decked out with an ornate painted floor and draped columns. Colorful lights flashed as the audience settled into the house, creating a spectacle even before the play officially began.
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Ruth Leon recommends… Botticelli in 10 minutes

One of my favourite ways to spend ten minutes is with The National Gallery’s 10-minute talks. This one does what it says on the tin, sorry, title. Laura Llewellyn, the National Gallery’s Associate Curator of Renaissance Paintings, introduces us to Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli and explains what is was that made him a favourite of the Medici Family and one of the best established painters in Florence.

Rare Botticelli under the hammer in New York, one year after record sale price

A rare Botticelli painting depicting Jesus Christ will go up for auction on January 27 at Sotheby's in New York, a year after a record $92 million was paid for a work by the Italian Renaissance master. While the majority of works by Sandro Botticelli, such as the famous "Allegory of Spring" or "Birth of Venus", are on display at the Uffizi gallery in Florence, pieces circulating in private collections are much rarer. "In private hands, we reckon there's only about five or so that we know out there," Christopher Apostle, head of Sotheby's Old Masters department, told AFP. "Man of Sorrows," on display to the public from Saturday at the auction house in New York, is a portrait of Jesus against a black background. He is staring intently, a crown of thorns on his head and surrounded by angels. His hands are bound by ropes and scarred.

Two for the price of one: hidden painting discovered under Botticelli masterpiece up for auction

In the Renaissance, it was common practice for artists to reuse old canvases to create their masterpieces, with many loath to waste expensive materials. It was certainly the case if that artwork was painted onto a wooden-framed canvas, which was notoriously expensive. So it is unsurprising, really, to discover that the great Italian artist Botticelli painted another composition underneath his famed Man of Sorrows, which is the star lot in Sotheby's Master Paintings sale later this month.

Sotheby’s is all set to sell Botticelli’s ‘Man of Sorrows’ for a grand $40 million

In catering to one of the biggest fantasies of art connoisseurs, Sotheby’s is all set to sell a 15th-century portrait by Renaissance artist – Sandro Botticelli at its upcoming Old Masters evening sale in New York. Titled ‘Man of Sorrows’ (ca. 1500), the piece is expected to fetch anywhere close to a whopping $40 million. Yes, that’s right!

Pater, Botticelli, and Bach

Walter Pater was an influential 19th-century English author and critic, and in 1870 he wrote a fascinating essay about the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. In one passage that particularly caught my eye, Pater wrote, “If [Botticelli] painted religious incidents, [he] painted them with an undercurrent of original sentiment, which touches you as the real matter of the picture through the veil of its ostensible subject.”

Classical Music Highlight: Springtime with Botticelli

Respighi's Spring from his Botticelli Triptych is a tribute not only to the icnoic painting, but also the musical style of Vivaldi. It's part of our music this morning beginning at 9 am on 91.1 and 107.5 FM and our music stream.