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Primavera (Botticelli)

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The Primavera is a painting by Sandro Botticelli, which was painted in about 1482.

What is the painting of?

The painting is set in the garden of Venus, who is in the middle of the painting. Above her head is Cupid, who is aiming a bow and arrow at The Three Graces. The Three Graces are dancing a rondel. Mercury is on the left of the painting. He is wearing a helmet and is carrying a sword. This means that he is the guard of Venus's garden. On the right of the picture is Zephyr. Zephyr is the god of the wind. He is chasing a nymph called Cloris. Next to Cloris is Flora, the goddess of Spring, scattering flowers. She was originally Cloris but was turned into Flora by Zephyr.

Where is the painting?

The Primavera is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.