5 Iconic Works of Art about Spring

5 Obras de Arte Icónicas sobre a Primavera

1.Sandro Botticelli's Spring
Primavera has been described as "one of the most written and most controversial paintings in the world" and "one of the most popular paintings in Western art". The painting depicts a group of figures from classical mythology in a garden, being an allegory based on the exuberant growth of spring. Iconographic accounts vary, although many involve Renaissance Neoplatonism that at the time fascinated intellectual circles in Florence.

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2.Almond Blossom by Vincentvan Gogh
Almond Blossom belongs to a group of several paintings made in 1888 and 1890 by Vincentvan Gogh. These were painted in Arles and Saint-Rémy in the south of France, full of almond blossoms. Flowering trees were special tovan Gogh, because he appreciated them aesthetically and found joy in painting them. Almond Blossom represent awakening and hope, and was painted to commemorate the birth of her nephew and namesake, who was the son of her brother'svan Gogh, Theo, and sister-in-law Jo.

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3. Claude Monet's Springtime
In this verdant masterpiece entitled Spring, Claude Monet uses his first wife Camille Doncieux as a model. In late 1871, Monet and his family settled in a village called Argenteuil, located northwest of Paris. The village was aresortpopular for those looking for urban pleasures, and this place became associated with Impressionism. In the spring of 1872, Monet painted a series of canvases in his garden that often featured Camille. Monet's second wife, Alice Hoschedé, ordered the complete destruction of photos and memories of Camille's life with Monet. Resulting in Camille's image surviving almost exclusively on the basis of Monet's paintings.

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4. Georgia O'Keeffe's Spring, 1923/4
Georgia O'Keeffe was a key figure in American modernism. Many of his landscape and flower images can be seen at the Art Institute, Chicago, including this 1924 work Spring. In spring, she shows her husband's studio in a simplified way, without windows, with extraordinary foliage, full of colors that seem to merge with the clouds.

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5.The Arrival of spring by David Hockney, 2011
After spending nearly four decades in California, Hockney returned to his native Yorkshire in the late 2000s. Here he began to pay attention to the landscapes that surrounded him, the tree-lined roads, the light-filled woods and undulating fields. . Upon hearing of his return and prolific production on landscape, the Royal Academy in London commissioned him to create an exhibition. While the show was dominated by paintings, it also included a daring video installation entitled Four Seasons (Woldgate Woods) in which the artist filmed the same part of the forest during winter, spring, summer and autumn to capture the changing light and life. of plants in a work that recalls his first photo collages.

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