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Title The Birth of Venus
Artist Sandro Botticelli
Location Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi
History According to classical myth, Venus was born when the severed genitals of Uranus were cast into the sea; Botticelli’s Venus floats ashore on a scallop shell, gently blown by the wind god Zephyr (Also the English world for a light breeze). He is clad in blue drapery, suggesting a cool wind, and is embraced by an unidentified female. On the right, a mortal women rushes to cover Venus with a pink floral cloak. As a goddess of love and fertility, flowers appropriately surround Venus
Size 36x55 in
Media Oil on Canvas
Price $899