La Nascita di Venere

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Thinking of beauty today, I remembered being lucky enough to see Botticelli’s Birth of Venus at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. Even in print the image is mesmerizing; gloriously unapologetical, celebrating beauty. To be eye to eye with the superstar painting that I had seen in art books countless of times, it felt like meeting a very famous person. Seeing the touch of the artist in the wave of her hair, her alabaster skin and the tumbling daisies it was as if pure beauty had time travelled 500 years to look me in the eye, it was simply amazing.

la_nascita_di_venereSong for today: Roxy Music – Dance Away

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“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”  Miss Piggy

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