Primavera (Botticelli)

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The Primavera is a painting by Sandro Botticelli, which was painted in about 1482.

What is the painting of?[change | change source]

The painting is set in the garden of Venus, who is in the middle of the painting. Above her head is Cupid, who is aiming a bow and arrow at The Three Graces. The Three Graces are dancing a rondel. Mercury is on the left of the painting. He is wearing a helmet and is carrying a sword. This means that he is the guard of Venus's garden. On the right of the picture is Zephyr. Zephyr is the god of the wind. He is chasing a nymph called Cloris. Next to Cloris is Flora, the goddess of Spring, scattering flowers. She was originally Cloris but was turned into Flora by Zephyr.

Where is the painting?[change | change source]

The Primavera is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.