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The Birth of Venus

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Material Information

Title:
The Birth of Venus
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 5-1510 ( Artist : painter )
Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Florence, Italy
Castello, Italy
Style: Italian Early Renaissance
Group: Early Renaissance
Movement: Renaissance
Florentine
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
Painting
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
The action of the picture is quickly understood. Venus has emerged from the sea on a shell which is driven to the shore by flying wind-gods amidst a shower of roses. As she is about to step on to the land, one of the Hours or Nymphs receives her with a purple cloak. Botticelli's Venus is so beautiful that we do not notice the unnatural length of her neck, the steep fall of her shoulders and the queer way her left arm is hinged to the body. Or, rather, we should say that these liberties which Botticelli took with nature in order to achieve a graceful outline add to the beauty and harmony of the design because they enhance the impression of an infinitely gender and delicate being, wafted to our shores as a gift from Heaven.
General Note:
Inventory: 878

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-LIF0930
usfldc handle - a1.lif0930
System ID:
SFS0034612:00001

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The action of the picture is quickly understood. Venus has emerged from the sea on a shell which is driven to the shore by flying wind-gods amidst a shower of roses. As she is about to step on to the land, one of the Hours or Nymphs receives her with a purple cloak. Botticelli's Venus is so beautiful that we do not notice the unnatural length of her neck, the steep fall of her shoulders and the queer way her left arm is hinged to the body. Or, rather, we should say that these liberties which Botticelli took with nature in order to achieve a graceful outline add to the beauty and harmony of the design because they enhance the impression of an infinitely gender and delicate being, wafted to our shores as a gift from Heaven.
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Florence, Italy.
Castello, Italy.
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Style: Italian Early Renaissance.
Group: Early Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
Florentine.
Painting;
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Painting
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Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
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