The successful artists of the Renaissance period were not sole practitioners. They organised workshops or studios of assistants and apprentices to maximise their output. They re-used  images and individual figures time and time again to meet demand. In short the successful artist was a business man; as much a successful entrepreneur as an artist. The extent of the artist as entrepreneur is very clear in the current exhibition of works by and after Sandro Botticelli, ‘Botticelli Reimagined’, now showing at the V&A.

The exhibition is both a collection of works by Botticelli and his workshop, and an exploration of the re-discovery of his work in the C19 and the emergence of…

Source: Botticelli Reimagined at the V&A – Just add pictures