Botticelli: Primavera

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Sandro Botticelli Primavera, Late 1470s or Early 1480s, Florence, Uffizi Gallery To enter a room in the Ufizzi and come face to face with this stunning painting is a momentous experience. Seeing reproductions in print and online doesn’t prepare you for its scale – over 2 metres in height and well over 3 metres in […]

Perugino and Michelangelo – The Sistine Chapel

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Michelangelo and Perugino at the Sistine Chapel Michelangelo: The Sistine Ceiling Click on an image to Enlarge Some time ago I was part of a great stream of tourists visiting the Vatican, herded along a circuitous route through many beautiful rooms, loggias and passages including those decorated by Raphael. Eventually we all progressed through some […]