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Botticelli's Allegory Of Spring, also known as La Primavera was painted in 1482 and has ever since cast its spell, enchanting viewers and mystifying critics. In remains one of the most enduring images of youth in art history. In Botticelli's allegorical reproduction of a spring scene, the gods of the season frolic in a forest clearing, enacting their pagan rituals. Venus, the goddess of love, is joined by Three Graces and Cupid, as the serenity and majesty of the season of renewal and rebirth suffuse this early Renaissance masterpiece with a moving sense of optimism. La Primavera is unique in the fact that it is one of the few surviving paintings from the post-classical period depicting semi-nude pagan gods. Botticelli's moving reproductions of classical sculpture are embellished with the artist's own idiosyncratic approach to the human form. Unusual to modern eyes are the rounded bellies of the women which sets this classical scene firmly in the present day of late fifteenth century Italy, conforming to Botticelli's societal idea of beauty.
A greatly divergent number of interpretations of the scene exist, critics osciliating between humanist interpretations, pagan resilience in the face of the upcoming religious wars, amongst others. Yet most startlingly, Botticelli's imagined reproduction combines a wide range of cultural influences to present a collage of a prevailing mood in a distant historical reality. Influenced by a reading of Ovid's Fasti, a poetic calendar describing Roman festivals, Botticelli presents two separate moments in Ovid's tale — the first, an erotic pursuit, and secondly, a transformational moment common in classical narratives. But the true power of La Primavera is the ability to get close to seeing with fifteenth-century eyes a celebration of the promise of renewal, all summed up in a popular and accessible tale. La Primavera is a snapshot of a world often studied but rarely felt.
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