This famous painting, Primavera, 1478 by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli celebrates the lush growth of spring. Central to the mural is Venus, draped in red, with her son Cupid flying over her head. On the right side of the painting is Flora, who strews flowers in the garden, and Zephyr, the biting wind of March, in the process of kidnapping the nymph Chloe, who later becomes the goddess of Spring. The three Graces on the left represent the female attributes of charm, beauty and creativity. On the far left is Hermes, a messenger from the gods to humans.