Boticelli does not ground his figures by using shadows,and minimises strong contrast of ligh in a way that flattens his subjects.This gives the painting an ethereal, other - wordly quality; it depicts a more ideal realm where beauty prevails.

                                            Jen Bayne writing about Boticelli's Birth of Venus




  • birth of venus 1 by Marta Coulson
  • birth of venus 2 by Marta Coulson
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  • birth of venus 3 by Marta Coulson
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