Birth of Venus
In the time of Sandro Botticelli's painting of Birth of Venus, the Italian Renaissance had begun; Italians were intrigued with the classical Greek and Roman mythology as well as its works of art. The story of Venus goes back thousands of years to Greek mythology concerning the sky god Uranus, and the earth goddess, Gaea. Uranus was a self- centered, pompous preeminent male deity, who with Gaea procreated the twelve Titans. He
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on the artist were being broken. Humanism and the rise of the individual, plus the desire to reconnect with the great civilizations in the past resulted in the founding of many schools of advanced learning. It was an exciting time to be a gifted painter, to paint what and how you wanted, it was truly a rebirth of society; the Renaissance was a fabulous time for thinkers and artists of all manner to be alive.