Evaluation of Primavera (1)

From the painting techniques, the painting Primavera did not adopt the oil painting techniques which were popular in Flanders, but used the traditional tempera. Since the translucent egg made the color form a hard and transparent color after dry, so in this painting, we could feel the close to watercolor purity and transparent effect. In the painting history, there were many works depicting spring. However, there was a work comparable to the Primavera of Botticelli.

Although Primavera was not a religious painting, it also followed some religious traditions of painting. The plants surrounded by love and the God of love and beauty formed a natural arch, which made people reminiscent of the virgin paintings. Placing the Eros Venus in the center of the frame also conformed the most important Christian virtues: love. Botticelli’s treatment of the three Graces could be said to be unprecedented, because before him, no painter painted the female body so sensual. But also somebody thought, the three Graces could thus be in rags, because they were the goddess who gave people a kind of without evil joy (and Christianity “heavenly joy” similar, and median).Venus was to bring people to enjoy the unique beauty of elegance.

The painting Primavera was indeed a technical triumph in painting. Its exquisite cloth, excellent brush strokes, superb painting skills, the very beauty of the human body, as well as the difficult patterning all reflected the genius artistic level of Botticelli. This painting was worthy of the representative work of the early renaissance.

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