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The Birth of Venus – by Bouguereau

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by artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The Birth of Venus (La Naissance de VĂ©nus) is one of the most famous paintings by 19th century painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau. It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but the transportation of Venus in a shell (a visual metaphor for the vulva) from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. For Bouguereau, [...]

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Posted on | July 11, 2010 | Comments Off