(b. 1445, Firenze, d. 1510, Firenze)

Primavera (detail)

c. 1482
Tempera on panel
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Botticelli has reproduced here a mythological tale passed down by Ovid, the classical poet: Zephyrus, God of Winds, is pursuing the nymph Chloris and transforming her into Flora, Goddess of Flowers and Spring.