Primavera

All Titles

  • Primavera
  • First Spring
  • View: Detail of Zephyr and Chloris

Dublin Core

Title

Primavera
First Spring
View: Detail of Zephyr and Chloris

Subject

allegory; deities; mythology (Classical); plants; botanical; rulers and leaders; Medici family; Three Graces; Venus; Zephyr; Chloris; Flora; Amor; Cupid; Mercury

Description

The Primavera is the most important of all Botticelli’s poetic inventions, not only as a supreme work of art and the earliest and most ambitious of them, but also for historiographic reasons. The quality of writing devoted to it since Warburg’s initial study (1893) has ensured it a fundamental role in developing conceptions of the Renaissance.

Creator

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1478 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

tempera paint on panel
2.03 m (height) x 3.14 m (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

bott052x.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) inventario 1890, n. 8360; Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Sandro Botticelli (Italian painter, ca. 1444-1510), “Primavera,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2737.

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