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Great Art Explained: Botticelli's Birth of Venus



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Sandro Botticelli’s poetic sense of beauty captivated the Florentine court. But it was his subject matter which distinguished him from other artists. He was one of the first western artist since classical times to depict non-religious scenes, and Botticelli’s inclusion of a near life size female nude was revolutionary.

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BOOKS
Botticelli by Frank Zöllner
Botticelli by Barbara Deimling
Botticelli: Artist and Designer (Renaissance Lives) by Ana Debenedetti
The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy, 3rd Edition by Peter Burke
The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici by Christopher Hibbert
Women in the Picture by Catherine McCormack

FILM
Rome footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbEIQwziVP8&t=108s
Cyprus footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf2i7HRqYgs&t=58s
Florence crowd footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48iB8Vpe8IU
Bonfire footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1FRE-pgKTQ
Pope Leo XIII footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IVQ-1t92hA&t=20s
Villa Medici di Castello
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0WEsuan6ZU
David footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z42qh2FKau4&t=76s
Demonstration footage ©MarzioTamer, courtesy Salamon Fine Art, Milan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJTWe06--RU&t=36s
Florence Ponte Vecchio footage courtesy of Debra Pfahl

Music: Four Seasons (Summer) by Vivaldi
"Theme" music: JS Bach “Sonata for violin solo No.1 in G Minor”

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