[boh-tey-guh, buh-; Italian bawt-te-gah]
- the studio of a master artist, in which lesser artists, apprentices, or students learn by participating in the work.
Origin of bottega
1895–1900; < Italian: literally, shop < Latin apothēca; see apothecary
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Examples from the Web for bottega
In its Spring/Summer 2014 ready-to-wear collection, Bottega Veneta created looks with colors inspired by the Roman palazzo of old.Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2014: Palazzo Fashion
September 21, 2013
Maier arrived at Bottega Veneta at the most challenging moment for a high-end brand.
While other brands were paddling madly to stay afloat, Bottega Veneta was considered dead in the water.
Maier applied a similarly methodical philosophy to the reconstruction of Bottega Veneta.
And indeed, there is nothing that announces the Bottega Veneta brand from 50 paces.Ode to Joy: Dolce, Versace and Bottega in Milan for Spring 2013
September 23, 2012
He was a boy in his early teens when he entered his first master's bottega.Raphael
Paul G. Konody
Michael Angelo was not yet, neither had Raphael appeared from the Umbrian bottega with his charm of grace and youth.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
It was in Cosimo's bottega that he made acquaintance with Mariotto Albertinelli, who became his intimate friend and fellow-worker.
The Pope found him at work in his bottega on the tomb of Julius; for the "tragedy of the mausoleum" still dragged on.
There he stayed for a little while, until one day Titian came across, in his bottega, some 113 drawings that showed promise.Venice