Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I Heart Botticelli (and anything italian)

My favourite piece of art is Primavera by Sandro Botticelli. It's so mystical and mysterious, the most perfect representation of the Renaissance. I was ecstatic when I had the opportunity to see the masterpiece at The Uffizi in Florence, (and very surprised at the large size of the actual piece), and while the museum guide gave a explanation about the other paintings in the room , I got lost in a magical forest with Venus and Cupid. Amazing.
Read more about the meaning of the painting here.

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