Florentine Sandro Botticelli Primavera Analysis

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Primavera, painted by the Florentine Sandro Botticelli, is a beautiful artwork from the 1400’s most likely sanctioned by the Medici family in celebration of a wedding. The first element of this painting that draws me in is the exquisite talent of the artist shown in the drapery of the clothes the figures wear, particularly by the three women standing together on the left side of the painting, most likely picturing the Three Fates, characters from Greek and Roman myth. The drapery is very much realistic. I am also amazed by how Botticelli managed to achieve translucency of the fabric, highlighting the form of the figures beneath them. Botticelli paints all of the figures in this piece gracefully, each representing a character from Greek and Roman myths. At the very center of this painting stands a figure of, presumably, Venus. Although, some have identified this figure, not as the goddess of love, rather, as Persephone. Persephone was a woman who …show more content…
One artwork I do not find particularly attractive is the Battista Sforza and Federico da Montefeltro, by Piero Della Francesca. The paintings, in my opinion, are not interesting to look upon. The colors are bland, the exception being the male figure's clothing, which is a red color. Most of the colors fall within a neutral hue. The sky pictured features no weather, just a simple blue fading into a white. I also find the figures unattractive, which may sound a bit shallow. For the time period, however, the female figure is pictured with ideal beauty, however, by today’s standards, she is, well, ugly. The artist does not use much color differentiation within the skin tone of the figures, making them seem as though they are not real, although it is intended for it to be a realistic painting. The figures are also very geometric, which adds to the scene as though they are not alive, they are stiff, without life. The figure of the woman looks as though her head is a slightly squashed ball upon a cylinder of a

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