Primavera, Florence 1984 by Nathan Hughes Hamilton

Botticelli’s Primavera

The Primavera (Spring), also know as L’allegoria della primavera (The Allegory of Spring), is a large panel painting in tempera paint by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, displayed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence.

It has been described as “one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world,” and “one of the most popular paintings in Western art.”

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The François Vase

The François Vase is a large Attic volute krater decorated in the black-figure style.
A real masterpiece of ancient pottery and the epitome of black-figure painting, the François Vase can be considered a landmark in the study of Greek pottery as it marks a turning point in the art’s development, constituting a great advance in Athenian pottery and painting styles.

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