Today, we went to the Uffizi Gallery. There, we got to see Sandro Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Primavera. Afterwards, we read Lucretius's Invocation to Venus in de rerum natura, which gave us a new perspective since Lucretius discusses many aspects of Venus that appear in Botticelli's work. It was so cool to see the example of Renaissance art inspired by classical texts!
By Sophie Rizzieri