Tag: Mercury

La sfida delle Pieridi (c.1523-1527)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540) La sfida delle Pieridi (The Challenge of the Pierides) c.1523–1527 Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 31 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris A rare mythological subject This small painting represents an episode reported by Ovid in…

Primavera (c.1482)

Botticelli, Sandro (c.1445-1510) Primavera (Allegory of Spring) c.1482 Tempera on panel, 207 x 319 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze Detail of Flora’s face. Detail of Flora. Detail of Flora and Chloris. Detail of Chloris. Detail of Choris and Zephyrus. Detail of Venus.…