Friday, April 22, 2005


Spring, c.1470/80 by Sandro Botticelli, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

The subjects in this Renaissance painting are mythological - Venus, the Three Graces, Cupid, etc. However later in his career Botticelli fell under the influence of the powerful priest Savonarola and stopped painting scenes based on the ancient myths.


Anonymous said...

I really like your website, but I was wondering if you could post the date that each painting was started/finished along with the other information. I haven't studied some of theses works, and it would be nice to immediately put a time-reference to each piece.
Thanks for creating such a neat site, and have a good day.

Martha said...

Thank you, I have been considering whether or not to include the date of the work for quite a while, now I certainly will.

Anonymous said...

I believe Botticelli also burned some of his paintings due to the influence of Savonarola. What a waste. -L

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