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Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years later, it is motionlessly an icon of beauty. But what makes it so compelling?

It does not characterize the nativity so much as the magical ascendancy of this gentile deity. Botticelli had been reading a supplication to Venus via the primitive Roman lyrist Lucretius, who tells the goddess of love in his book On the Complexion of Things
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Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years later, it is motionlessly an icon of beauty. But what makes it so compelling?

It does not characterize the nativity so much as the magical ascendancy of this gentile deity. Botticelli had been reading a supplication to Venus via the primitive Roman lyrist Lucretius, who tells the goddess of love in his book On the Complexion of Things
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    Sandro Botticelli painted The Birth of Venus in about 1484. More than 500 years later, it is motionlessly an icon of beauty. But what makes it so compelling? It does not characterize the nativity so much as the magical ascendancy of this gentile deity. Botticelli had been reading a supplication to Venus via the primitive Roman lyrist Lucretius, who tells the goddess of love in his book On the Complexion of Things לאתר לחץ כאן


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