Saturday, September 2, 2017

Coup as Sandro Botticelli's art comes to New Zealand from the Corsini family collection

Madonna and Child with Six Angels (circa 1500), by Sandro Botticelli and his workshop, is one of the oldest works to visit New Zealand. Paintings with religious themes acted as moral markers of a life well-lived. The Madonna was the figure you prayed to when in need.
AUKLAND, NZ---How did Mary Kisler persuade the Corsini family, one of Florence's most eminent and long-established, to let art from its famed collection leave Italy for the first time? Simple. The Auckland Art Gallery's senior curator of the Mackelvie collection and international art asked. In a meeting with Mondo Mostre, an Italian-based company that organizes art exhibitions around the world, Kisler quipped that she would love to hold an exhibition of Renaissance art in Auckland. The Corsini Collection: A Window on Renaissance Florence at Auckland Art Gallery, September 2-January 21, 2018. [More]