Respighi and Botticelli

I don’t know about you guys but I could definitely use a Music Monday. A melodious distraction from life’s worries is never a bad thing. And today we have one that marries music with art, from the creative imaginations of two Italian fellas. In 1927, composer Ottorino Respighi wrote three orchestral movements inspired by the Botticelli paintings in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. The works are known as the “Botticelli Triptych”. You can visit an excellent post about this on the blog Muddy Colors. Here we have “Spring”, or if you prefer, “Primavera”. See you all very soon πŸ™‚

2 thoughts on “Respighi and Botticelli

  1. Bill says:

    Ah, Spring without the pollen πŸ™‚

    Suppose you were a model who had spent most of your career posing for Madonnas and, now, this. “No, Ma, I’m working for Sandy this week. No, it’s not another Madonna. . . he has us dancing around the woods. Yes, Ma, dancing. Yes, I did say in the woods. I don’t know why, Ma — he just told me to dance with these other two girls and started drawing. Well, yes, Ma — of course there’s some wine — yes, and women and song. Don’t worry, Ma — I’ll be careful. Bye.”

    So the Renaissance brought some changes into people’s lives.

    • artmodel says:


      That was so cute! And I wonder if people actually called Botticelli “Sandy” πŸ˜† The painting is quite a charmer, isn’t it? Easy to see why Respighi was inspired.

      Thanks for your comments!


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