Birth of Venus


Birth of Venus
n. famous painting by Sandro Botticelli which portrays the birth of the goddess of love Venus coming out from the foam of the sea as a full mature woman

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Birth of Venus — (c. 1485; Florence, Uffizi)    Painted by Sandro Botticelli probably for Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de Medici in whose house, the Villa Castello, the painting once hung alongside Botticelli s Primavera (c. 1482; Florence, Uffizi). The scene… …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • The Birth of Venus (Botticelli) — The Birth of Venus Artist Sandro Botticelli Year c. 1486 Type tempera on canvas Dimensions …   Wikipedia

  • The Birth of Venus — is the myth of how Venus was born out of the waves of the sea, after Uranus was castrated by his son, Cronus. His severed genitals, falling into the sea, fertilized the water. It has been portrayed and referenced by many artists, painters and… …   Wikipedia

  • The Birth of Venus (Bouguereau) — Infobox Painting| title=The Birth of Venus artist=William Adolphe Bouguereau year=1879 type=Oil on canvas height=300 width=218 city=Paris museum=Musée d OrsayThe Birth of Venus ( La Naissance de Vénus ) is one of the most famous paintings by 19th …   Wikipedia

  • The Birth of Venus (Cabanel) — Infobox Painting| title=The Birth of Venus artist=Alexandre Cabanel year=1863 type=Oil on canvas height=130 width=225 city=Paris museum=Musée d Orsay The Birth of Venus (French: Naissance de Venus ) is a painting by the French artist Alexandre… …   Wikipedia

  • The Birth of Venus (Dunant) — Infobox Book name = The Birth of Venus: A Novel title orig = translator = image caption = First Edition Book Cover, Random House author = Sarah Dunant illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = subject =… …   Wikipedia

  • Venus Anadyomene — [ Αναδυόμενη ( Anadyómenē ), rising up .] ( Venus Rising From the Sea ) was one of the iconic representations of Aphrodite, made famous in a much admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but described in Pliny s Natural History, with the anecdote… …   Wikipedia

  • Venus (disambiguation) — Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun.Venus may refer to: * Venus (mythology), the Roman goddess of love, in Greek mythology known as Aphrodite * Venus symbol (♀) (disambiguation page) People* Venus Williams, female tennis player * Venus …   Wikipedia

  • Birth (disambiguation) — Birth is the process in animals by which an offspring is expelled from the body of its mother.Birth may also refer to:In filmThere are a number of films that use the name Birth in their title:* The Birth of a Nation , a silent propaganda film *… …   Wikipedia

  • Venus (Botticelli) — Venus is the subject of two paintings by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli:* The Birth of Venus * Venus and Mars …   Wikipedia


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