Birth of Venus

The first time I remember seeing the depiction of Venus de Milo was in the movie “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen“. It left such an impression that when I saw the painting “The Birth of Venus” by Botticelli, I was like, hey! It’s like that scene from the movie!

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(Everything always comes back to the movies for us…)

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Since that time as a 7-year-old, it remains a painting I still obsess over. Her imperfect and irregular body! Floating on a seashell! Mystery, jealousy, divine! I loved it as a little kid, I love it as a big kid.

Which might explain this recent art purchase by the talented Sarah Jones:

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Made me wonder what other Venus-inspired treasures I could add to my collection…

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The Birth of Venus Bag!

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 Botticelli Tarot cards!

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Venus the Grunge Eyeshadow Palette

 

Do you have a painting you swoon over? Which one is it, and have you had a chance to see it in person? Unfortunately I’ve never had a chance to go to the Uffizi, but maybe one day…until then, I’ll have my reproductions.

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