Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Odilon Redon: The Birth of Venus, 1912. - Google Search

Odilon Redon: The Birth of Venus, 1912. - Google Search

Birth of Venus (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1486. Tempera on panel

Birth of Venus (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1486. Tempera on panel

The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879).jpg

The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879).jpg

NOT ART | A R T N A U Digital collage by Mothanna Hussein, Hadi Alaeddin and Warsheh.

NOT ART

NOT ART | A R T N A U Digital collage by Mothanna Hussein, Hadi Alaeddin and Warsheh.

Aphrodite Rising Out Of The Sea Foam | Henry Courtney Selous

Aphrodite Rising Out Of The Sea Foam | Henry Courtney Selous

Venus of Love.  July 1931. Cover by Georges Lepape.

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Venus of Love. July 1931. Cover by Georges Lepape.

“ sandro botticelli, the birth of venus (details) ”

“ sandro botticelli, the birth of venus (details) ”

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Venus Verticordia [1863-68]

Dante Gabriel Rossetti - Venus Verticordia [1863-68]

Yves Klein. Blue Venus, 1962- the blue.

Yves Klein. Blue Venus, 1962- the blue.

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