This portrait of a young woman by Sandro Botticelli, painted in about 1480, is one of 500 paintings by great masters from 150 museums that will be displayed at the National Gallery from Monday. The exhibition ‘In Apollo’s Light: The Italian Renaissance and Greece’ aims to show the influence of ancient Greece on the great artists of the Renaissance. This influence has been the subject of many studies but this is the first time that an exhibition has been devoted to it, with the aim of showing the many aspects of the issue. The exhibition includes work by Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Donatello, Ghiberti and others. It is the largest exhibition ever held in Greece and will contain rare masterpieces, requiring extra security measures. It will run until March 31, 2004. Tickets will cost 6 euros (3 euros for students).