Commissioned by Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, cousins of Lorenzo il Magnifico, in 1498 this painting was in their florentine residence. Probably based on a theme suggested by Poliziano, it depicts a symbolic and allegorical subject with a complex interpretation: the Realm of Venus. Zephyr chases the nymph Chloris, who turns into the goddess Flora at right. Venus is underneath a blindfolded Cupid in flight with the three Graces and Mercury at left.


  • Title: La Primavera (Spring)
  • Creator: Botticelli Filipepi
  • Date Created: 1481 - 1482
  • Style: Renaissance/ Mythological scene
  • Provenance: Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de' Medici family collections
  • Physical Dimensions: w3140 x h2030 mm
  • Original Title: La Primavera
  • Type: painting
  • Medium: Tempera on panel

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