Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, Primavera is known to be one of the most popular paintings in Western art, though it’s history is unknown. Among the theories of it’s creation is that it was commissioned in 1477 by Lorenzo de’ Medici.
Fascinating work of art, for contemplation on this the first day of Spring…
Today I remind myself that there is beauty in everything I see. The old red barn slated to be torn down… beautiful. The spring flowers, bursting their way through winter’s muted palette… beautiful. Take the time to stop, look and listen. Love and life and all around me. ~ Pamela J. Leavey
(Photo: Red Barn Doors on Point SHore in Amesbury, MA ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey 2012)