Bill Viola’s The Path is part of Botticelli Reimagined, which opens at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London on 5 March. The largest Botticelli exhibition in Britain since 1930, it will bring together over 50 original works by the artist alongside works by William Morris, René Magritte, Elsa Schiaparelli, Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman to explore the ways that artists and designers have reinterpreted his work.
The Path is one part of a five part digital cycle, Going Forth By Day, a major commission created by Viola for the Guggenheim in 2002. Inspired by Botticelli, it is projected directly onto the walls as with Italian Renaissance frescoes, where the paint was applied directly onto the wet plaster surfaces. The looped film is a long, panoramic moving image of individuals walking through a wooded environment; a flow of humanity engaged in a never ending journey.
Botticelli Reimagined is at The Victoria and Albert Museum from 5 March - 3 July 2016
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