Primavera ArtistSandro Botticelli Yearlate 1470s or early 1480s MediumTempera on panel Dimensions202 cm × 314 cm LocationUffizi Gallery, Florence Primavera, is a large panel painting in tempera paint by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli made in the late 1470s or early 1480s. It has been described as "one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world", and also "one of the most popular paintings in Western art". The painting depicts a group of...
The painting features six female figures and two male, along with a cupid, in an orange grove. The movement of the composition is from right to left, so following that direction the standard identification of the figures is: at far right "Zephyrus, the biting wind of March, kidnaps and possesses the nymph Chloris, whom he later marries and transforms into a deity; she becomes the goddess of Spring, eternal bearer of life, and is scattering roses on the ground." Chloris the nymph overlaps Flora,
Various interpretations of the figures have been set forth, but it is generally agreed that at least at one level the painting is "an elaborate mythological allegory of the burgeoning fertility of the world." It is thought that Botticelli had help devising the composition of the painting and whatever meanings it was intended to contain, as it appears that the painting reflects a deep knowledge of classical literature and philosophy that Botticelli is unlikely to have possessed. Poliziano is usua
Of the very many literary sources that may have fed into the painting, the clearest was first noted in modern times by Aby Warburg in 1893, in his seminal dissertation on the painting. The group at the right of the painting was inspired by a description by the Roman poet Ovid of the arrival of Spring. In this the wood nymph Chloris recounts how her naked charms attracted the first wind of Spring, Zephyr. Zephyr pursued her and as she was ravished, flowers sprang from her mouth and she became tra
The origin of the painting is unclear. Botticelli was away in Rome for many months in 1481/82, painting in the Sistine Chapel, and suggested dates are in recent years mostly later than this, but still sometimes before. Thinking has been somewhat changed by the publication in 1975 of an inventory from 1499 of the collection of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici.
The Primavera is a painting by Sandro Botticelli, which was painted in about 1482.
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The "Primavera" is one of the most iconographically-complex (and argued-about) paintings in the History of Art. Let's start trying to do it justice. - Neddyseagoon, I think hi —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
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from Amazon Botticelli's Primavera or Allegory of Spring is an image that never fails to delight the viewer with its beautifully painted figures and delicate details. It has survived numerous events over the years and has been the subject of extensive research. It still continues to stimulate lively debate.
Primavera, the largest mythological painting of the Early Renaissance, is believed to have been commissioned by the Medici family and hung in the bedroom of a bride of one its members. As the years have gone by, many interpretations have been given as to the story behind Botticelli 's Primavera.
and Interpretation of La Primavera by Botticelli A masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance, La Primaverawas commissioned by the Medici familyfrom a Botticelli (1445-1510) at the height of his powers. This complex allegorical and mythological
Primavera was painted around 1482 and commissioned by Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici, cousin of Florence’s Medici ruler of that time, Lorenzo de’ Medici. It was displayed in his private home–this is important to note because up until this time, art was generally commissioned for churches, not private residences.
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