Venus and the Graces Offering Gifts to a Young Girl
Sandro Botticelli - circa 1483
1044 x 770 • 190 KB
From the Louvre's site:
"This fresco and its pendant came from the Villa Lemmi near Florence which is thought to have belonged to the Tornabuoni family, that had links with the Medicis. They are generally dated to around 1483, between the two great Uffizi paintings, Primavera and The Birth of Venus. The earthly world, symbolized by the young girl, contrasts in its simplicity with the fluid rhythms of the celestial beauties, bearers of that classical ideal which Botticelli, adopting the refined humanism of Lorenzo the Magnificent, expresses with complex linear rhythms and soft colours."
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre (France)
Dates: circa 1483
Artist age:Approximately 38 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 211 cm (83.07 in.), Width: 283 cm (111.42 in.)
Medium: Painting - fresco
Entered by: Member chris_mccormick on 04 April 2002.
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