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Cafe Primavera

Another shot taken on the South Bank at the weekend. This girl was copying two paintings, by Sandro Botticelli, side by side on canvas taped to the ground. She had finished The Birth of Venus and was completing this piece Primavera, which was originally painted between 1470 and 1480. The piece represents a mythological version of the coming of spring and even the title of the painting, Primavera means spring in Italian, reflects this view.

She had been painting every day for five weeks and I suspect drunk a lot of coffee during that time.

Here’s an image of the original painting