Primavera - Spring

Author:     Painted in: c. 1482    Framework: Tempera on wood, 203x314    Located in: Botticelli Room

The Primavera Spring was painted by Botticelli round 1482. No doubt this painting, together with the Birth of Venus, always by Botticelli, both displayed in the same room of the Uffizi Gallery, is one of the most appreciated and admired paintings of all time.

The mythological subjects represented in this painting introduce us into a world where space and time no longer matter, harmony and perfection are there for us to be discovered.


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In the Biography of Botticelli, written by Giorgio Vasari for The Lives of the Artists, it begins, “In the time of Lorenzo de’Medici, ‘Il Magnifico’, a truly golden age for men of talent, there...Read more