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Primavera, Botticelli, 1480

18 apr 2024 7:00 pm


Welcome to the Galleria del Giardino, where art comes alive in the digital realm. One of our prized possessions is "Primavera," a masterpiece by the renowned Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Crafted in the late 1470s or early 1480s, this captivating panel painting in tempera has stirred both fascination and debate throughout history.

"Primavera," meaning "Spring" in Italian, unfolds a scene in a lush garden populated by figures from classical mythology. While the narrative linking these figures remains elusive, most agree that the painting embodies the flourishing essence of the season. Rooted in Renaissance Neoplatonism, it invites interpretation, with nuances that have intrigued scholars and art enthusiasts alike.

Though often mentioned alongside Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus," "Primavera" holds its own as a masterpiece, celebrated for its allegorical richness and exquisite composition. Commissioned, perhaps, by the Medici family, its origins remain shrouded in mystery. Drawing from ancient and Renaissance literature, it weaves a tapestry of myth and symbolism that continues to captivate audiences.

Since 1919, "Primavera" has found its home in the prestigious Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, captivating visitors from around the globe. Now, you can experience its beauty and depth right from your device, here at the Galleria del Giardino.

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