‘Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del ‘400’
Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale, 16 Via XXIV Maggio
5th October 2011 – 15th January 2012
A major exhibition with perhaps a slightly misleading title as this is largely a showing of works by Filippino Lippi … there are indeed some works by Sandro Botticelli but they are included as a counterpoint to the works by Lippi, reference works to compare and contrast styles and approaches.
The exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del ‘400, is designed to introduce the public to the approximately 34 years of Lippi’s career, a career that was so much more proficuous than most in terms of both the quantity and the quality of his output, ranging as it did from panels, to frescoes, to sophisticated drawings on colored paper which are full-fledged masterpieces in their own right. In keeping with what has become a tradition in our exhibitions of major art, these celebrated and extremely precious paintings will be on loan to the Scuderie del Quirinale from some of the leading museums of the world, as well as from a handful of superb private collections.