Thursday, August 9, 2018

Botticelli among treasures at the Chazen Museum of Art's 'Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy'

ARTDAILY 
Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, called Sandro Botticelli (b. 1445, Florence; d. 1510, Florence) and Workshop, Madonna and Child, ca. 1490, tempera and gold on panel, 28 7/8 x 22 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. (73.5 x 57.5 x 10 cm), collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy, Inv. 16209.
MADISON, WI .- Drawing on a selection of outstanding panels and complete cassoni—elaborately decorated wedding chests—together with textiles, majolica ware, paintings and other domestic items, this exhibition explores and illustrates life, love, and marriage in Renaissance Florence. Many of the objects—all from the Stibbert Collection in Florence—have never crossed the Atlantic Ocean before, and a Botticelli madonna and child painting is among the treasures. Interactive stations within the exhibit, including family heraldry, gaming tables and tarot cards, will give visitors an immersive Renaissance experience. Serving as status symbols, they demonstrated the family’s wealth and position in society. [More]

Chazen Museum of Art: 'Life, Love & Marriage in Renaissance Italy' (Through November 4, 2018); 750 University Avenue on the UW–Madison campus; 608.263.2246; chazen.wisc.edu
Artist unknown (south central Italy) Enthroned Madonna and Child with Saints and Crucifixion, 1325–50, tempera and gold on panel, 17 3/8 x 18 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (44 x 47 x 4 cm) open, collection of Museo Stibbert, Florence, Italy, Inv. 3524.

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