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The Birth of Venus  1486

by Sandro Botticelli

The Birth of Venus is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and appreciated works of art. Painted by Sandro Botticelli between 1482 and 1485, it has become a landmark of XV century Italian painting, so rich in meaning and allegorical references to antiquity. [br] The theme comes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a very important oeuvre of the Latin literature. Venus is port...
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