BIRTH OF VENUS BOTTICELLI

Audio File length: 2.55
Author: STEFANO ZUFFI E DAVIDE TORTORELLA
English / USA Language: English / USA

Even though The Birth of Venus is not a difficult mythological interpretation, this painting can still be viewed on many different levels. Beautifully naked, blond hair waving in the wind, Venus glides through a vast, lightly rippled sea on a large shell, pushed by the breath of two tightly-embraced winds. At the shore, a loving young girl is waiting for her, getting ready to wrap the goddess in a rich pink cloak. In the painting, Botticelli used a double linen cloth as a base for holding a fine white-blue alabaster powder, thereby obtaining an effect of diffused brightness and transparency.

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