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Birth of Venus

Venus was a mythological goddess of Love, Beauty, Desire and Pregnancy. Originally called Aphrodite, she was a daughter of Zeus - born from the sea foam.

The way she was born was probably enough to stir up the artists’ imaginations. I don’t think I need to introduce the first painting of the Birth since it’s known to people who are not interested in art too (or at least I hope so!). However, I must say Botticelli’s creation is my least favorite. The one that makes me awestruck is the one done by Bouguereau. As realistic as the one done by Cabanel and as interesting, I think, as the one done by Boucher - because of its complex composition and “supporting characters”. Apart from that I just find the way Bouguereau painted woman to be very, what should I say, respectful. 

1 year ago

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