Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera with Eike Schmidt

Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera (Spring), is one of the most famous works in Western art history. Despite the painting’s fame, little is known about its origins. “Primavera” (Spring), painted between 1480 and 1482 has become a symbol of the Italian Renaissance and is a key element of the identity of the city of Florence. And while its meaning is still mysterious, it reflects the complexity of the Florentine cultural scene at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent. It still resonates now as the painting leads us to reflect on the idea of beauty, the perfection of nature and the cycle of life that is reborn. Explore this masterpiece further with Eike Schmidt, Director of The Uffizi in Florence, Italy.