Symbolism And Symbolism In Sandro Botticelli's Primavera

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Sandro Botticelli 's Primavera is one of the most famous Renaissance paintings. Created in 1482 and sometimes called the Allegory of Spring, the Primavera, Italian for spring, was commissioned by the Medici family. Symbolism is everywhere and often it sparks controversy over the true meaning of a work. The complexity and beauty incorporated compel the viewer to enter Venus’s Garden and become a part of the narrative. Many interpretations and representations of the figures are debated among scholars. Only Botticelli himself would know the true meaning of each figure and of their placement. He creates a complicated network of detail in his painting, that show he had magnificent artistic ability. Artists of this era did not just paint anything, …show more content…
The three women in elegant poses are called the three Graces. Their poses were very popular in Roman statues, which allowed the viewer to see three different views of a body. The viewer can tell Botticelli 's fascination with Greek gods and Roman style. He incorporates characters such as the three graces, Venus, Mercury, and Apollo that are famous in Greek origin. His style of the figures expressions are similar to the stylistic features of Roman figures. I believe that Botticelli parallels the Greek figures with characters from the bible to create a religious …show more content…
She believes that the artists choose this based off of how they are feeling or what they want to represent. Botticelli secretly wanted to convey religious meaning in a moment of transformation to secular ideas. He used Greek and Roman foundations to cover up the secretive religious meanings in art. This was a deliberate choice of Botticelli, that impacts the way his art is perceived. As some scholars argue, Venus may have referenced the Virgin Mary. There may also have been a linkage of the Virgin Mary to the moon as a reference to heaven on

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