Spring is one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born and regrowth. The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times, as in the Prague Spring
Spring has inspired many artists.Primavera, else known as Allegory of Spring (in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy), is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli, painted ca. 1482.
Here, a group of mythological figures in a garden, is allegorical for the lush growth of Spring or for the ideal of Neoplatonic love.
It contains elements of Ovid and Lucretius and may have been inspired by a poem by Poliziano.