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The Birth of Venus

  Buy now from barewalls.com1485: Cappella Cornaro, Santa Maria della Vittoria, Rome

Botticelli's nude Venus was just as remarkable as Donatello's David since the female nude was even more proscribed in the medieval era. Only the cloak of ancient mythology made Botticelli's presentation marginally acceptable. The artist was also fortunate in having the patronage of the Medici family, which allowed him to openly defy what amounted to a churchly edict against female nudity.
 
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