Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus

with Angela Voss & Mary Attwood

Sunday June 27th 2021 – 10:00am – 12:00 noon (BST) via Zoom

Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, with Mary Attwood & Angela Voss

Sunday 27th June 2021 from 10am – 12noon (BST) via Zoom. £15

Following our popular session on Botticelli’s Primavera, we are offering an in-depth contemplation of its sister painting, The Birth of Venus. We will study the mythology and cosmology behind this iconic image, and consider it in the context of the revival of the divine feminine in Renaissance Florence. There will be time for detailed observation and ‘perceptive depth’, inviting you to enter the scene and relate to the aspects of Love and Beauty which Botticelli portrays under the guidance of the Platonic academy. Who is this goddess of Love, born from the sky and the sea? Why were there ‘two Venuses’ in classical mythology? Has Botticelli painted a theurgic ‘symbol’ which can lead the viewer to participate in a love which is both divine and human? Come and share your insights and responses with Mary and Angela. 

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