PRIMAVERA - FLORIDUS - ROUGE
Exclusive Limited Edition Re-release Autumn 2019
Floridus : “blooming, beautiful” - The perfect neutral red with mauve undertones. Perfectly wearable, with soft lustre.
Available in the Mini Jar size only: A clear jar with sifter, custom top and bottom labels. Net weight approximately 4 grams.
Contains: contains: mica, titanium dioxide, boron nitride, magnesium myrystate, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax, silica, ferric oxide, ultramarines, manganese violet, red #40
NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.
"Like a Botticelli," Will realizes, looking at the crime scene photos.
"Exactly like a Botticelli," says Pazzi. "His painting Primavera still hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, just as it did twenty years ago. The garlanded nymph on the right, the flowers streaming from her mouth... Match. Match."
“To find the inspiration il Mostro used was a triumph. I went to the Uffizi and stood before the original Primavera day after day, and most days....I'd see a young Lithuanian man as transfixed by the Botticelli as I was. As transfixed as I imagined il Mostro would be. And every day I saw him...he would recreate the Primavera in pencil, just as he did in flesh...”
Fast forward twenty years, and we find Hannibal back in Florence, reigning in his supreme facade over the city and it’s academia with the fortitude and influence of a Medici. It seems only fitting that Primavera was painted by Botticelli for the Medici family. The Medici were powerful and wealthy patrons of the arts and all things aesthetically pleasing and upscale. Like a modern-day Lorenzo de’ Medici, Hannibal gracefully wraps himself into any role necessary to protect his ruse and feast on the bonfire of modern-day vanities and rudeness. Much like the central themes depicted amongst the mythological characters of Primavera, Hannibal is a dichotomy. Where does the spirit end, and the material begin? Does he possess humanity? Loyalty? Charity?
Hannibal’s passions for Italy run ancestrally deep. Half Italian on his maternal side with descent from the major Renaissance houses of Sforza and Visconti. His mother was named Simonetta, so-named after Simonetta Vespucci, renowned Botticelli muse depicted in Primavera and other paintings.
The shades in this box are inspired by the glowing technique and palette of Botticelli’s Primavera, bearing Latin names that relate to their representation of the work’s mythological depictions. This collection has been a collaborative effort between Aromaleigh, Cleolinda (@cleolinda) and Freddie Lounds (@tattle_crime). Further exploration of the colors and concepts, and how they relate to Hannibal S:3 will be found at http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/tag/aromaleigh-primavera