This detail of Botticelli's Primavera represents Flora, goddess of Spring and flowers. After her marriage to Zephyrus, Chloris (to the right) is transformed into Flora. She is now the serenely smiling goddess who is adorned with a multitude of blossoms.
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History of Italian Renaissance Art
In this impressive book, Professor Frederick Hartt examines the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the Italian Renaissance. First, the roots of the Renaissance are explored, then the Quattrocento and Cinquecento are revealed in this masterful work.