This painting is amazing!!! This painting is to be read from right to left. In this master piece Zehyr (the Roman god with wings) is catching a nymph, Chloris, who he wishes to marry. When they marry, Chloris becomes Flora (goddess of flowers) and flowers spill out of her mouth. In the middle is Venus (goddess of love and beauty) with her son, Cupid, above her, shooting an arrow at Chasity (one of the three Graces). The 3 Graces are Chasity, Love and Pleasure. In the picture they are dancing. Chasity, the brunett in the middle, is gazing at Mercury, who is pushing the clouds away with a wand. Mercury is god of weather. Your eyes are drawn to Venus. She looks a lot like Virgin Mary.
La Primavere Posted by Valkyrie on 23.March 2011, 12:30