Title: La Primavera (Primavera)
Creator: Botticelli Filipepi Creation Data: 1481 - 1482
Style: Renaissance / mythological scene
Provenance: Family record of Lorenzo and Giovanni de Pierce de Medici
Original Title: A Primavera
Physical dimensions: w3140 x h2030 mm
Medium: Seasoning in the panl
The spring it is a work of classical mythological theme, which presents an allegory of the arrival of that season. In the center is Venus, which mediates the entire scene. In the classic tradition, Venus and Cupid appear to enliven the fields, buffeted by winter, beginning spring by sowing flowers, beauty and among all beings. To the right of the work, we will first find a greenish being, Zephyr, as the personification of the west wind, which embraces the beautiful nymph, Clóris. Botticelli represents her in her metamorphosis, when she becomes Flora, a figure with a flowered dress, who fulfills her function of adorning the world with flowers. Over the Head of Venus is the symbol, his son, blindfolded, the arrow as three figures representing Graces, the symbols of sensuality, beauty and chastity. Further to the left is Hermes while keeping the garden safe from threatening clouds, closing this mythological cycle. For Platonic philosophy, this cycle is an uninterrupted link between the world and the Gods, and vice versa.
Title: The Birth of Venus
Creator: Sandro Botticelli
Date of creation: 1483 - 1485
Provenance: domestic blades Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de Medici
Original Title: The source of Venere
Physical dimensions: w2785 x h1725 mm
Medium: Tempera without panel
The born of Venus is a work by the Italian painter Sandro Botticelli. The painting shows Venus emerging from a shell over the sea foam. The work also features Zéfiro, the wind from the West, blowing the Goddess towards the shore, accompanied by the nymph Clóris. To the right of Venus, an hour ago, the Hours they were the goddesses of the seasons, who deliver a mantle with embroidered flowers. Provincial Botticelli would have done a work in the year 1485. At the time, The Birth of Venus and the Allegory of Spring, both by Botticelli, were sent by order of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de Médici, a politician, banker and lawyer who commissioned the his residence, Villa Medicea di Castello. Some experts argue that the naked goddess would not represent earthly, carnal passion, but spiritual passion. It is similar to old marble statues, slim and with long limbs and harmonious features. Botticelli uses light and pure colors, extolling the purity of the soul and the classic beauty.