- The V&A's new show "Boticelli Reimagined" pulls together diverse artistic responses to the Florentine master
- He is best known for the sensual painting "Birth of Venus" and epic murals inside the Sistine Chapel
- Venus was reinterpreted by artists from Warhol to LaChapelle, as a chaste beauty or sexual icon
Gabriele Neher is Assistant Professor of History of Art at the University of Nottingham. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Renaissance exhibitions are having a blockbuster year, with shows on Leonardo, Giorgione, and Carlo Crivelli running in a host of major institutions across the globe.