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The Birth Of Venus By Sandro Botticelli

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Despite such controversy later on in art history the Renaissance period, which began in the 14th Century and ended in the 17th Century, stayed very much within the ‘comfort zone’ of the ideals created by the Greek’s. It was greatly focused on a women’s beauty which at this time was tied to virtue, and a beautiful woman was thought to be a virtuous one. Sandro Botticelli was a famous Italian painter of the early Renaissance period one of his most famous works being ‘The Birth of Venus’ made around 1480s, depicts the Goddess Venus arriving on a shell to shore. The painting is seen to be full of fertility and beauty. However, is such beauty worth painting if it is simply yet again another representation of an unrealistic, idealised figure? The
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