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  • Lynn Birli

    La Primavera - tempera on panel by Sandro Botticelli, ca. 1482, Uffizi Gallery, Florence. The painting itself carries no title and was first called La Primavera by the art historian Giorgio Vasari who saw it at Villa Castello, just outside Florence, in 1550 and is also known as Allegory of Spring,

  • Grace Kredell

    Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, the painting is described in Culture Values (2009) as "[o]ne of the most popular paintings in Western art".[1] It is also, according to Botticelli, Primavera (1998), "one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world." - Wikipedia

  • Susan Benford

    Although "Primavera" is one of the best known paintings by Sandro Botticelli, its means still perplexes art history scholars. Learn more about this Botticelli painting. http://www.themasterpiececards.com/famous-paintings-reviewed/bid/77587/Famous-Paintings-Primavera

  • Kathy Fitzgerald

    Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482. The history of the painting is not certainly known, though it seems to have been commissioned by one of the Medici family. It contains elements of Ovid and Lucretius and may have been inspired by a poem of Poliziano. Since 1919 it has been part of the collection of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy.

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