Why The Birth Of Venus: Sandro Botticelli Painted The Birth Of Venus

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Sandro Botticelli painted the Birth of Venus. The people of this time are used to paintings about Christianity. They are not as used to paintings about ancient Roman gods. Many people of this time have not heard of the Roman history. The Renaissance was a birth of ancient Greek and Roman culture and art. So all this art about the ancient Greeks and Romans was new to them. Venus is the goddess of fertility and love in the ancient Roman culture. Zephyr “ was the gentle wind of the west and the interceder between the World of the living and the Underworld. Aura was the same as Zephyr, she was just a female though. The Birth of Venus shows Venus favoring one of her legs which is a very common thing that sculptors would use in their sculptures,

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