Painted by Sandro Botticelli between andit has become a landmark of XV century Italian painting, so rich in meaning and allegorical references to antiquity. Venus is portrayed naked on a shell on the seashore; on her left the winds blow gently caressing her hair with a shower of roses, on her right a handmaid Ora waits for the goddess to go closer to dress her shy body. The meadow is sprinkled with violets, symbol of modesty but often used for love potions.
L orenzo de' Medici, the Magnificent, had no sense of smell. In Vasari's portrait, he broods among classical relics, objects redolent of an occulted past. His face is long and incised and melancholy, but his nose, in this painting done after his death, is flatteringly restored from what was, in life, a flattened ruin.
This thrilling period drama follows the powerful Medici family living in Florence in the early 15th Century. The series follows Cosimo who finds himself in charge of his family vast estate and banking dynasty when his father dies. These irresistible Italians sure know their way around some nudity and we get some tasty treats in this series. In the same episode we also see the luscious Lex Shrapnel lose his shirt in a jail cell and then the gorgeous Guido Caprino shows off his chiseled chest while doing some shirtless swordplay.
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The Birth of Venus By Botticelli. One of the finest works of the Italian Renaissance. For other important pictures, see: Famous Paintings Analyzed.
Medici: Masters of Florence is a political and family drama about the infamous 15th century Renaissance family that influenced Italy. Cosimo de'Medici Richard Madden must rise to the occasion as the leader of his banking family when his father dies. What follows in the series are the struggles of a family who must deal with jealousy, power, and love during a pivotal time in European history.
The Nude Mona Lisa "invented" by Leonardo is the result of budding research in Florentine Neoplatonist circles during the s with whom the master was acquainted. Botticelli and Piero di Cosimo painted her in the nude, thus giving birth to a true pictorial subject matter, polysemous and at the intersection of genres. The Italian master spent a lot of time perfecting his work.
The kind of scenes that definitely warrant all caps, thanks to their ability to send the internet into a complete frenzy, start Twitter trends, and end up in the more Here are the TV nudity moments that pulled a Kim Kardashian and truly broke the internet. Look, if you asked us whether we were expecting Hodor to wander out fully nude mid-episode of Game of Thronesthe answer would be