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The Birth of Venus (detail)

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Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Notes

Summary:
The painting was executed for the villa of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici at Castello. The patron who commissioned the Botticelli painting for his country villa was a member of the rich and powerful family of the Medici. Either he himself, or one of his learned friends, probably explained to the painter what was known of the way the ancients had represented Venus rising from the sea. To these scholars the story of her birth was the symbol of mystery through which the divine message of beauty came into the world.
General Note:
Beginning Date: 1482.
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-LIF0931
usfldc handle - a1.lif0931
System ID:
SFS0034613:00001

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Beginning Date: 1482.
Inventory: 878
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The painting was executed for the villa of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici at Castello. The patron who commissioned the Botticelli painting for his country villa was a member of the rich and powerful family of the Medici. Either he himself, or one of his learned friends, probably explained to the painter what was known of the way the ancients had represented Venus rising from the sea. To these scholars the story of her birth was the symbol of mystery through which the divine message of beauty came into the world.
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Florence, Italy.
Castello, Italy.
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Style: Italian Early Renaissance.
School: Early Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
Florentine.
Painting;
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Painting
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Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
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t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Closeup- Venus