Botticelli Drawings is the first exhibition ever dedicated to the drawings of the renowned Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510). Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the exhibition features rarely seen and newly attributed works of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance. From Botticelli’s earliest recorded drawings through expressive designs for his final painting, the works on view reveal the artist’s experimental drawing techniques and quest for ideal beauty. Botticelli Drawings will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand the artistic process behind some of the best-known works of the Renaissance.
Botticelli Drawings will be on view at the Legion of Honor Museum from November 18, 2023 – February 11, 2024.
Photo credit: Sandro Botticelli, Study for the Portrait of a Lady in Profile to the Right (detail, recto), ca. 1485. Silverpoint, heightened with white, on yellow-ochre prepared paper (recto), 13 3/8 x 9 in. (34 x 23 cm). The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, UK, WA 1863.613
About the Speaker
Gretchen Turner is a native San Franciscan, completing her education in public schools and universities right in the City. She became a nurse and has worked at Alta Bates Summit Hospital in Oakland (previously known as Samuel Merritt Hospital) since 1972. She is currently treating kidney failure patients when they are in the hospital.
Gretchen became a docent at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1979, in the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. Training in European art at the Legion of Honor and American art at the DeYoung was offered in 1995 and she took the opportunity to enlarge her experiences with art and sharing those experiences with visitors to the Museums in that year. She has been giving slide lectures to the public, both at the Museums and at locations in the communities of the Bay Area since 1990. Lectures over Zoom are a newer endeavor for her, but an opportunity to enlarge her skill set!
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