|Sometimes called 'Allegory of Spring', this painting is one the the most lyrical in all of Western art. It combines a pleasing tang of classical antiquity with dreamy contemporary quality. The faces and figures are drawn so masterfully that the obvious effort of fashioning them is completely hidden. Botticelli painted Primavera for Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de Medici to decorate his villa on the outskirts of Florence. Primavera is the best antidote for the gloom of winter.