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Botticelli and Filippino Exhibition
April 17, 2004 7:23 AM   Subscribe

Botticelli and Filippino : Grace and Unrest in 15th Century Florentine Painting.
posted by hama7 (6 comments total)

 
This is a beautiful exhibition. I can't wait to see it at home on a good screen. I was fascinated by the "Allegory of Love". I saw it as a child but didn't realize how cook it was till now. Thanks, Hama7
posted by gesamtkunstwerk at 9:43 AM on April 17, 2004


more than 100,000 visitors after only 36 days for Botticelli and Filippino. there are not Scooby Doo 2 numbers, but not bad at all.
it's heavenly stuff (even if Bernard Berenson said that Filippino Lippi was a "volgarizzatore" of his maestro's work, ie he made it more vulgar/popular).
anyway if you plan to visit Florence, or you live reasonably close, go. please do.

in other news from the Italian box office, in second place we have L’Età di Rubens in Genoa. Paul Klee at Rome's Vittoriano is only third, with little or no chance to get at least to second.
posted by matteo at 10:24 AM on April 17, 2004


these are not Scooby Doo 2 numbers ... etc
posted by matteo at 10:25 AM on April 17, 2004


I was also kind of amazed at "Allegory of Love"; evidently the horse is a symbol of love. Here's another slightly surreal 15th century "Allegory of True Love" mit horses, by Flemish painter Hans Memling. This one has a pretty interesting story.
posted by taz at 3:31 PM on April 17, 2004


I was also kind of amazed at "Allegory of Love"; evidently the horse is a symbol of love.

That image has fascinated me too for a good while. It reminds me of James Wright's poem entitled "A Blessing". Indescribable.
posted by hama7 at 4:52 PM on April 17, 2004


[this is good]
posted by plep at 4:28 AM on April 18, 2004


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