Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Birth of Venus (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The picture was probably realized on behalf of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici or otherwise commissioned to be presented to him. In his villa at Castello, near Florence, the painting is documented at the half of the 16th century, as well as two other masterworks by Botticelli, the Primavera and Pallas and the Centaur (both at the Uffizi). The scene represents Venus, born of the sea, being sped by Zephir towards land, where an Hour is ready to cover her with a beautiful cloak.

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-LIF0933

The Birth of Venus (detail)

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