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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 scene represents Venus, born of the sea, being sped by Zephir towards land, where an Hour is ready to cover her with a beautiful cloack. This mythological subject was very important in Renaissance literature and philosopy, so the scene can hint different allegorical means. The canvas certainly reflects the presence of Botticelli among the Florentine humanistic circle and his study on classical sculpture, since this celebrated Venus recalls many ancient statues of the goddess.
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-LIF0931A
usfldc handle - a1.lif0931a
System ID:
SFS0034614:00001

Full Text
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The Birth of Venus (detail).
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g Ca. 1482
340
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c Tempera on wood.
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Beginning Date: 1482
Inventory: 878
520
The scene represents Venus, born of the sea, being sped by Zephir towards land, where an Hour is ready to cover her with a beautiful cloack. This mythological subject was very important in Renaissance literature and philosopy, so the scene can hint different allegorical means. The canvas certainly reflects the presence of Botticelli among the Florentine humanistic circle and his study on classical sculpture, since this celebrated Venus recalls many ancient statues of the goddess.
4 651
Florence, Italy.
Castello, Italy.
653
Style: Italian Early Renaissance.
School: Early Renaissance.
Movement: Renaissance.
Florentine.
Painting;
655
Painting
2 710
Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
773
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
787
Close-up: Venus covering groin with her hair