Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Birth of Venus (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The painting was executed for the villa of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici at Castello. The patron who commissioned the Botticelli painting for his country villa was a member of the rich and powerful family of the Medici. Either he himself, or one of his learned friends, probably explained to the painter what was known of the way the ancients had represented Venus rising from the sea. To these scholars the story of her birth was the symbol of mystery through which the divine message of beauty came into the world.

Keywords

Florence, Italy, Castello, Italy, Style: Italian Early Renaissance, School: Early Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Florentine, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Italian Early Renaissance; School: Early Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Florentine; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Florence, Italy; Castello, Italy

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LIF0931

The Birth of Venus (detail)

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