A well-known Russian art critic Paola Volkova explains Primavera pâinted by artist a celebrated Italian Sandro Botticelli in 1478 in her Art Program “Bridge Over the Abyss”.
Her explanations of who was Sandro Botticelli, why he painted Primavera, how was it like to live in Florence of the second half of the 15th century, why the Medici family invested in art and why this painting is important in the 20th century, totally captures the audience. You will find out about the compositional principle of the patinting, why Bottivelli was called the poet of lines, and which artist may be called his successor in the 20th century.
The Art Program “Bridge Over the Abyss”, filmed in Moscow in 2013 for a TV channel “Kultura”, consists of 19 videos each devoted to a famous painting including Las Meninas, Melancholia, Kiss of Judas, The Ship of Fools, The Night Cafe, Guernica and others. Success came overnight. Up to this day Paola Volkova remains the leading artcritic in Russia who books about fine arts continue to be all time bestsellers.
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