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."

How the nymph became a goddess:

Wonderful discussion here along with a details of each panel in the painting. :

The complete works:

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