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Aphrodite (Venus)

Aphrodite (Venus)

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Aphrodite (Venus) Photos

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli
Everybody likes this painting Botticelli did of me. I mean, it's pretty nice, but why did he have to put other people in it? [Painting by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1486.]

The Birth of Venus by Bouguereau
Go ahead – bask in my glow. [Painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1879.]

The Birth of Venus by Duval
Skinny dippin'! [Painting by Amaury Duval, 1862.]

Venus de Milo
This one kind of freaks me out. Like, what happened to my arms?![Unknown artist, c. 130-100 BC.]

Aphrodite and Ares
Two of my fave boys. ["Mars and Venus United by Love," painting by Paolo Veronese, mid-1570s.]

Lettin' it all hang out. [Unknown artist, c. 100 BC. Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Marsyas.]

Marriage of Aphrodite and Hephaestus
My wedding day. I probably should have thought this through a little more. [Painting by Johann Georg Platzer, 18th century.]

Aphrodite and Adonis
Me and Adonis, so happy together. [Painting by Jacopo Amigoni, c. 1740.]

Adonis's Death
The saddest day of my life. [Painting by José de Ribera, 1637.]

Aphrodite, Ares, and Cupid
It took forever to get my hair done like that. [Painting by Paris Bordone, 1560.]

Gold Medallion of Aphrodite
From now on, I would like all depictions of me to be made of pure gold. [Greek medallion, found in Syria. From the 3rd century BC. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen, Wikimedia Commons, 2008.]

The Judgment of Paris
I already knew I was the prettiest goddess, but it's still nice to hear someone say it! [Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, 1638-1639.]

Aphrodite in La Primavera
This painting of spring is really famous – and there I am right in the middle! [Painting by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1492.]

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