Tag: Uffizi Gallery Florence

Primavera (Spring) by Sandro Botticelli

Primavera (Spring) by Sandro Botticelli

In this evaluation of the painting Primavera by Botticelli I cover the following concepts:

  • Why Primavera is such a popular painting
  • Mythical characters featured in Primavera
  • Love stories in the Primavera painting
  • My Primavera YouTube video
Self Portrait Holding a Portrait of Her Sister

Self Portrait Holding a Portrait of Her Sister

Check out the mad skills of painter Rosalba Carriera in Self Portrait Holding a Portrait of Her Sister:

  • Carriera’s fame and success in 18th century Italy.
  • Sisters with intimate, interdependent lives.
  • A pastel spotlight in the secret Medici Tunnel.
  • Answers to Frequently Asked Questions like, “What’s the story behind the women in Self Portrait Holding a Portrait of Her Sister?”

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Birth of Venus serves up instant recognition. We’re all familiar with Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece. But have we looked at it? It’s a birth – messy baby business. But this portrait shows neither mess nor baby, only beauty.

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi

The Flea by Guiseppe Crespi tells a story without revealing the main character. We only see the reaction to the flea, not the pest itself.