Friday, March 4, 2011

Beneath the Brilliant Canopy of Spring

La Primavera, (c.1482), Sandro Botticelli

Antonio Vivaldi was born 333 years ago, on March 4, 1678. Born in Venice, his music captures the spirit of the city. The play of lightness and shade, the opulence and grace, it evokes the Baroque Venetian aesthetic. Even his sacred music contains hints of Venice's hedonistic style.

Here's a link to the Vivaldi page at Wikipedia.

(Btw: I know that Botticelli's Primavera is from Renaissance Florence, but I've been wanting to post it up for a few days now. I couldn't pass up the opportunity.)


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