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E’ primavera, it’s spring!
Even if the weather in march is always “capriccioso”, today it’s spring!
Spring is a moment in our lives.
Cold winter goes away, days slowly stretch: a symbol of life, a life that is reborn.
Italian art dedicated great masterpieces to this season.
La Primavera by Sandro Botticelli is considered one of the most famous paintings in the world.
Sandro Botticelli (his real name was Alessandro Filipepi) was born in Firenze in 1445 and died in the same town in 1510.
The Primavera painting is dated 1482 and is one of the masterpieces of the entire Italian Renaissance.
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Today it’s in the Uffizi Gallery in Firenze where it can be admired.
Starting from the right of the picture you can see the wind Zefiro kidnapping the nymph Clori.
Clori is transformed into Flora, the personification of spring. Primavera-Flora is easily recognizable by the magnificent floral dress and the act of scattering flowers on the ground.
At the center of the scene there is the goddess Venere and Cupido her son, the little angel on top of her.
On the left, the three Graces (le Tre Grazie) dancing togheter.
The painting is completed by Mercurio chasing away the clouds from the scene.
Another Italian contribution to the Art in the world.
but the link between Italian art and spring continues…