The emergence of Neoplatonism in the Quattrocento saw new genres of art reemerge that had disappeared with the fall of the Roman Empire. Sandro Botticelli would be influenced by these appeals to the realm of the Forms as set forth by Plato and reinterpreted in the Renaissance by Marsilio Ficino, court philosopher for the Medici. The clearest indication of philosophical adoption comes by way of his two paintings for the Medici, Primavera and Pallas and the Centaur.
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