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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Botticelli and His Times——Masterworks from the Uffizi

Overview

Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Museum of Art and The Uffizi Galleries
In collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong and the Chinese-Italian Cultural Society
Community Partner: First Initiative Foundation
Supported by: The Italian Cultural Institute in Hong Kong
A programme of Italia Mia

A cultural movement that grew out of Florence, the Renaissance was a period in history when people rediscovered and developed a renewed interest in the classic Greek and Roman cultures. Humanist ideas were embraced in various fields such as philosophy, art and scientific research, with a focus on humanity, exploration and the discovery of truth.

Through the display of over 40 precious works from The Uffizi Galleries and another institution, this exhibition presents the humanist ideals pursued by artists at the time, as reflected in their portraits and religious paintings. Drawing attention to the paintings by Sandro Botticelli, the juxtaposition of other masters of the time such as Filippo Lippi, further reveals the relationships between artists and patrons, which also run parallel with the pivotal role of the Medici family and the literati group in the emergence of a new era in history.

All images in this webpage © Photographic Department, The Uffizi Galleries – By permission of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy

  • Date
    2020-10-232021-02-24
  • Venue
    The Special Gallery, 2/F
  • Fee
    $30 | $21 | $15 |
    Free (Museum Pass)

Audios

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    • 500 Exhibition Overview
    • 501 Madonna and Child with St John and Angels Madonna and Child with St John and Angels
    • 502 Madonna and Child with St John Madonna and Child with St John
    • 503 Madonna and Child (Madonna della Loggia) Madonna and Child (Madonna della Loggia)
    • 504 Madonna and Child (Madonna del Roseto) Madonna and Child (Madonna del Roseto)
    • 505 Adoration of the Child and Angels Adoration of the Child and Angels
    • 506 Madonna and Child between St Andrew and St Blaise Madonna and Child between St Andrew and St Blaise
    • 507 Annunciation ; St Anthony Abbot and St John the Baptist Annunciation ; St Anthony Abbot and St John the Baptist
    • 508 St Augustine in his Study St Augustine in his Study
    • 509 St Mary Magdalene St Mary Magdalene
    • 510 Adoration of the Magi (Lami Adoration) Adoration of the Magi (Lami Adoration)
    • 511 Adoration of the Magi Adoration of the Magi
    • 512 Stories of Esther and Ahasuerus: Banquet of Queen Vashti ; Stories of Esther and Ahasuerus: Triumph of Mardocheus Stories of Esther and Ahasuerus: Banquet of Queen Vashti ; Stories of Esther and Ahasuerus: Triumph of Mardocheus
    • 513 Venus Venus
    • 514 Portrait of a Young Woman Portrait of a Young Woman
    • 515 Portrait of a Young Man with a Mazzocchio Portrait of a Young Man with a Mazzocchio

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