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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

The Birth of Venus

This is Nascita di Venere by Sandro Botticelli, more commonly known in English as The Birth of Venus. Click on the picture for a larger version.

Although this piece may well be the best known nudes, it is not intended to be erotic.

“Botticelli revived the love goddess Venus in the Renaissance, posing her in the modest manner pioneered by the ancient artist Praxiteles, as he sets out not to titillate, but philosophise. According to Plato and his followers the contemplation of physical beauty can lead the mind to heavenly truth. Botticelli's Venus is not a sex object. She is a divine teacher of spiritual enlightenment. Hers is a beauty that heals the world.”
— Jonathan Jones, The top 10 female nudes in art

I’m a naturist in both senses of the word. Life doesn’t always need clothes. I admire the human body. I hope you can too.

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