The Birth of Venus

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The birth of Venus

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The Birth of Venus is undoubtedly one of the most famous works of art in the world!

It was created by Sandro Botticelli between 1482 and 1485 and has become an icon of Italian painting of the 15th century. It is quite rich in meaning and allegorical references to antiquity. It depicts the goddess Venus who arrived at the coast after her birth in the sea and had fully developed. It is one of the first great works of art on canvas, and its size is much larger than you imagine: 1.72 m x 2.78 m (about 6 * 9 feet). The painting is at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.