Thursday, June 2, 2011

Ficino's "Christianity"

Angela Voss is apparently something of an authority on Ficino, whose work she has edited recently, in his letters. He worked on translating the Orphic hymns, and it is said that one of his letters was composed to accompany the gift of the painting imaged here, which is Botticelli's Primavera. High culture has always been looked at askance by the Puritan, who suspects a hidden agenda that is sinful.

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