I recognized that the medallion worn by the central figure in the painting is an attribute of the goddess, Isis
EVANSTON, Ill. (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
After discovering that a famous painting had been misinterpreted for centuries, Jean Gillies offers a new-found realization about it in her book, “Botticelli's Primavera: The Young Lorenzo's Transformation” (published by iUniverse).
“Botticelli’s Primavera: The Young Lorenzo’s Transformation” is a serious academic reinterpretation of the iconography of the famous painting by Sandro Botticelli (Alessandro Filipepi), called Primavera (Springtime) ca. 1482. This book has been written for art historians, those fascinated with astrology and Renaissance historians.
“I recognized that the medallion worn by the central figure in the painting is an attribute of the goddess, Isis,” explains Gillies. “This means she cannot be the Venus figure that writer Giorgio Vasari named her. This also means that interpretations based on his identification must be wrong, and I decided that a new study of the painting was necessary to determine its meaning and purpose.”
“Botticelli's Primavera: The Young Lorenzo's Transformation”
By Jean Gillies
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 248 pages | ISBN 9781450221610
E-Book | 248 pages | ISBN 9781450221627
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jean Gillies received a Ph.D. in art history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1970 and taught courses in that field at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago for 29 years, retiring in 1999 as Professor Emerita. Other publications include articles in professional journals and reviews of relevant books.
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