Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is based on a poem by Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494) a leading humanist of the day. In this painting, unlike in Primavera, Venus is nude, as in the famous statue by the ancient Greek master Praxiteles.
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Venus was born a grown woman at the zenith of her beauty, from the foam generated by the member of the god Uranus, which fells into the Aegean se when he was emasculated by Chronos. This tradition story told since ancient times by Greek poets, including Homer and Hesiod.
Birth of Venus