14 November 2010

Annotated Bibliography


"Art History at Loggia Primavera, by the Artist Sandro Botticelli." Loggia Exploring the Arts and Humanities! Web. 07 Nov. 2010. .
The Loggia website provides a description of the Primavera and it includes links to pages with information about each character where you can learn the significance of each one. This was a good source because you could learn more about each of the characters in the painting.

"Botticelli's Primavera." Culture Guide. Web. 07 Nov. 2010. .
The Culture Guide provides a description and analysis of the Primavera by Botticelli. The analysis at this website is well thought out and provides ideas that other sources do not.

Lightbown, Ronald. Sandro Botticelli: Life and Work. New York: Abbeville, 1989. Print.
Lightbown's book is an in-depth biography of Botticelli's life and includes detailed information and close ups on many of his famous works. This was a great source because there were many close-ups provided of the Primavera, so I could get an in-depth view of all the different areas in the piece.

"Paintings by Sandro Botticelli." World History by History Link 101. Web. 07 Nov. 2010. .
When this website was created, it was intended as a resource for history teachers. This website provides information on Botticelli's Primavera that is very insightful that I did not read in other sources, but there is not as much information as I would have liked to see.

"Sandro Botticelli - Biography and Gallery of Art." Life of an Artist - Biographies and Galleries. Web. 07 Nov. 2010. .
This website had a biography of Botticelli including information on several of this works and a photo gallery. The biography was focused on the order of the works that were created as opposed to the artist’s personality and events in his life.

"World Art Treasures: Sandro Botticelli." J.-E Berger Foundation: World Art Treasures. Web. 07 Nov. 2010. .
The Berger foundation includes a comparison of the content and ideas of Botticelli's Birth of Venus and his Primavera. This was an interesting source because I could see an extension of the work that I am studying in his other painting.

Lilian, Zirpolo. "Botticelli's "Primavera": A Lesson for the Bride." Woman's Art Journal 12.2 (1991): 24-28. Print.
Zirpolo's article contains an in-depth discussion of Botticelli's Primavera and its original purposes when it was created, which was to show a new bride how she is supposed to behave. This article is very interesting because istead of just discussing the basic meaning of the work, it discusses why it was created in the first place.

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