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Botticelli

Once again I've had to go searching on Wikipedia to find inspiration for a blog post. This should have been done much earlier, but I went in to Richmond to buy two week's worth of food, so naturally that meant that everything else has been delayed this evening.

Today is the anniversary of the executions of George Boleyn, Francis Weston, Henry Norris, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton, who were all found guilty of treason by committing adultery with Anne Boleyn.

It's also the anniversary of the death of the renowned Italian artist Botticelli. One of his best known works is The Birth of Venus, which depicts the goddess Venus (aka Aphrodite) standing in a clamshell, retaining her modesty as best she can with her hands and her long hair.

Botticelli's Venus Illustration Bookmark by nextlola

And another Italian has done her own version of it! This cute little shop has bookmarks, postcards and stickers with original artwork inspired by some of the great masterpieces in art.

Have a nice evening everyone!

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