Saturday, March 21, 2015

La Primavera - The First Day of Spring


La Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, the painting is described in Culture & Values (2009) as "[o]ne of the most popular paintings in Western art”.  It is also, according to Botticelli, Primavera (1998), "one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primavera_%28painting%29

How the nymph became a goddess: http://www.all-art.org/early_renaissance/botticelli13.html

Wonderful discussion here along with a details of each panel in the painting. : http://linesandcolors.com/

The complete works: http://www.sandrobotticelli.net/

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