Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

Birth of Venus (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1486. Tempera on panel

Birth of Venus (detail) by Sandro Botticelli, 1486. Tempera on panel

Odilon Redon: The Birth of Venus, 1912. - Google Search

Odilon Redon: The Birth of Venus, 1912. - Google Search

The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879).jpg

The Birth of Venus by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1879).jpg

Jake Baddeley "Venus" Oil on canvas, 1999.

Jake Baddeley "Venus" Oil on canvas, 1999.

Uma Thurman, The Adventures oBaron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam

Uma Thurman, The Adventures oBaron Munchausen by Terry Gilliam

“Venus Beach”

“Venus Beach”

Inana (Sumerian)/Ištar (Akkadian) is among the most important deities and the most important goddess in the Mesopotamian pantheon. She is primarily known as the goddess of sexual love but is equally prominent as the goddess of warfare. In her astral aspect, Inana/Ištar is the planet Venus, the morning and the evening star.

Inana (Sumerian)/Ištar (Akkadian) is among the most important deities and the most important goddess in the Mesopotamian pantheon. She is primarily known as the goddess of sexual love but is equally prominent as the goddess of warfare. In her astral aspect, Inana/Ištar is the planet Venus, the morning and the evening star.

Venus, is the second closest planet to the Sun

Venus, is the second closest planet to the Sun

Venus - Sandro Botticelli.  Currently on show at the V&A Botticelli Reimagined exhibition

Venus - Sandro Botticelli. Currently on show at the V&A Botticelli Reimagined exhibition

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