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Botticelli Drawings – Legion of Honor, San Francisco

November 19, 2023 - February 11, 2024

Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445 – 1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence. Featuring rarely seen and newly attributed works, the exhibition provides insight into the design practice of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance. Botticelli’s drawings offer an intimate look into the making of some of his most memorable masterpieces, including Adoration of the Magi (c. 1500), which will be reunited with its preparatory drawing, surviving only in fragments. From Botticelli’s earliest recorded drawings through expressive designs for his final painting, the works on display reveal the artist’s experimental drawing techniques, quest for ideal beauty, and command of the line.

Learn more about the exhibition on the Legion of Honor website.

Image: Botticelli Drawings Installation View. Photo Gary Sexton

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November 19, 2023
End:
February 11
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https://www.famsf.org/exhibitions/botticelli-drawings

Venue

Legion of Honor, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco
Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street)
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States
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415-750-3600
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Botticelli Drawings – Legion of Honor, San Francisco

Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445 – 1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (c. 1406 – 1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence. Featuring rarely seen and newly attributed works, the exhibition provides insight into the design practice of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance. Botticelli’s drawings offer an intimate look into the making of some of his most memorable masterpieces, including Adoration of the Magi (c. 1500), which will be reunited with its preparatory drawing, surviving only in fragments. From Botticelli’s earliest recorded drawings through expressive designs for his final painting, the works on display reveal the artist’s experimental drawing techniques, quest for ideal beauty, and command of the line.

Learn more about the exhibition on the Legion of Honor website.

Image: Botticelli Drawings Installation View. Photo Gary Sexton

Date

November 19, 2023 – February 11, 2024

Venue
Address
Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street)
San Francisco, CA 94121 United States

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