Hard truths and honey: A mythic master class with Stephen Greenblatt

When you look at Botticelli's painting Primavera (detail,  above), what do you notice? Scantily-clad ladies dancing like they're at Woodstock? Images of the Eternal Feminine? Zephyrus wearing a creepy gray bogeyman costume? Stephen Greenblatt, author of Will in the World and The Swerve, notices something else entirely. For him, the painting contains a kind of … Continue reading Hard truths and honey: A mythic master class with Stephen Greenblatt