Botticelli, The Birth of Venus and the Golden Ratio in Art Composition

“The Birth of Venus”, painted by Sandro Botticelli between 1482 and 1485, is one of the most famous pieces of the 15th century Italian art. ¬†It is based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a classic of Latin literature, and portrays Venus, the goddess of love, positioned between the Hora of spring, her handmaid, and¬†Zephyros, god of the … Continue reading Botticelli, The Birth of Venus and the Golden Ratio in Art Composition