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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 Vénus) 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

Sleeping Venus – by Giorgione

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by artist: Giorgione

The Sleeping Venus, also known as the Dresden Venus, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Giorgione, with, it is now generally accepted, the landscape and sky, by Titian, completed after Giorgione’s death in 1510, as Vasari first noted. It is in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden. The painting, one of the last works by Giorgione, [...]

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Posted on | July 11, 2010 | Comments Off

Birth of Venus

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by artist: Alexandre Cabanel (1823 – 1889)

Hanging as a showcase painting in the Muse De’Orsay, in Paris France

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Posted on | April 16, 2010 | No Comments