BOTTICELLI VS. BOTTICELLI – TWO VENUSES ON DISPLAY AT GALLERIA SABAUDA, TURIN, from July 19th to September 18th, 2016

Venus meets Venus

Savoy Gallery has prepared yet another surprise event, entitled “Venus Meets Venus” (“Venere incontra Venere. Due opere di Botticelli a confronto”), for the stubborn visitors brave enough to face the scorching Turin summer and not run for the surrounding mountains or the two-hours-away seaside.

Botticelli's Venus of Berlin (1490), detail
Botticelli’s Venus of Berlin (1490), detail

To inaugurate the newly envisioned section named “Spazio confronti” (“space for comparison” that is) – dedicated, as the name itself reveals, to draw the interconnections and similarities art and artists develop over  ages-, the museum puts side by side two of Botticelli’s many versions to the world-famous “Birth of Venus” currently on display at Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Namely, the so-called “Venus of Turin” from the Savoy Gallery, and its twin sister nick-named “Venus of Berlin”, which usually abodes at Gemäldegalerie, both realized in 1490 by the courtesy of Sandro Botticelli and co.

Moreover, on display there will be the marble embodiment of Venus Anadyomene (i.e. Venus rising from the sea), the 2nd century A.D. ideal of beauty Botticelli found so inspiring.


WHERE: Savoy Galley, Manica Nuova di Palazzo Reale, Via XX Settembre, 86

WHEN: in Turin from July 19th to September 18th, 2016

HOW MUCH:  visit included in the ticket for Polo Reale: €12, free entrance for under 18 and over 65 years old, citizens with disabilities and a family member or other accompanying person, owners of Abbonamento Musei and Torino+Piemonte Card.

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