The goddess of beauty and love - Aphrodite - was born from the sea foam as a fully-formed, fully-grown woman... What does it mean? Perhaps... in order to feel completely self-fulfilling, in order to feel "complete" and "whole", there is a certain maturity needed... Painting: "The birth of Venus" by Botticelli
Sandro Botticelli is one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance. His The Birth of Venus and Primavera are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. Learn more about Botticelli’s life and artwork in this article.