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Author: Lilian Zirpolo

Title: Botticelli's Primavera

Subtitle: A Lesson for the Bride

In: The Expanding Discourse: Feminism and Art History

Edited by: Norma Broude and Mary D. Garrard

Place: Boulder, CO

Publisher: Westview Press

Year: 1992

Pages: 100-109

ISBN-10: 0064303918 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Medieval History: 15th Century | European History: Italian History | Cases: Offenders / Zephyrus; Cases: Victims / Chloris; Offenders: Non-Human Offenders / Gods; Representations: Art / Sandro Botticelli


Link: Questia (Restricted Access)


Abstract: »Interprets this painting as a commission commemorating the wedding of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici to Semiramide d’Appiani, arguing that its iconography, including the depiction of the rape of Chloris by the West Wind, Zephyrus, relates to nuptial rituals and customs in Florence at this period.« (Source: International Medieval Bibliography)


Aleci, Linda S. Woman's Art Journal 16(1) (Spring-Summer 1995): 47-50. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Korsmeyer, Carolyn. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 51(4) (Autumn 1993): 628-630. – Full Text: JSTOR (Restricted Access)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Italy / Italian Renaissance | History of Painting: Italian Renaissance painting | 15th-century Italian painters: Sandro Botticelli / Primavera (painting) | Mythology: Greek mythology / Chloris, Zephyrus