Alessandro Filipepi, known as Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1445-1510)
La Primavera (Spring) (1481-1482)
Physical Format : w3140 x h2030 mm
Topic : Mythological
Medium : Tempera on panel
Provenance : Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici family collections; Uffizi Gallery, Firenze.

"Probably based on a theme suggested by Poliziano, [Primavera] depicts a symbolic and allegorical subject with a complex interpretation: the Realm of Venus. Zephyr chases the nymph Chloris, who turns into the goddess Flora at right. Venus is underneath a blindfolded Cupid in flight with the three Graces and Mercury at left."

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    Spring is from the most serene and graceful period for Botticelli, as opposed to some of his other works, such as Map of...
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