Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The birth of Venus

Sandro Botticelli created "The Birth Of Venus" during the early renaissance period (1484-1486). Botticelli was influence by ancient art history however, Venus marked the rebirth of classical mythology. Botticelli depicts several Gods throughout the painting, such as the Goddess of Love and the Goddess of the Season. Surprising, Venus brought major conflicts cause it contained nudity, and the Christians didn't portray public nudity. The thing that stood out from this painting was how Botticelli portray the beauty of women. The one thing I loved about this particular painting was how the woman was standing on a sea shell floating on the water surrounded by flowers, which reminded me of a mermaid.

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