Birth of Venus and other poems by Susanne Knowles

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Published by Macmillan & co. ltd. in London .

Written in English

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Statementby Susannne Knowles.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6021.N49 B5
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 33, [1] p.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6483606M
LC Control Number45006859
OCLC/WorldCa5521326

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The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain's most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

Sarah Dunant's gorgeous and mesmerizing novel, Birth of Venus, draws readers into a turbulent 15th-century Florence, a time when the lavish city, steeped in years of Medici family luxury, is suddenly besieged by plague, threat of invasion, and the righteous wrath of /5().

The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense.

It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same.

The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain's most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same 4/5(20).

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The Birth of Venus (Italian: Nascita di Venere [ˈnaʃʃita di ˈvɛːnere]) is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli, probably made in the mid depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown (called Venus Anadyomene and often depicted in art).

The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Book navigation. Sight and Song. Epigraph; Preface; L'Indifférent; Venus, Mercury and Cupid; Drawing of Roses and Violets; La Gioconda; The Faun's Punishment; The Birth of Venus; Antiope; Treading the Press; Spring; A Portrait; Saint Katharine of Alexandria; Saint Sebastian; A 'Sant' Imagine' The Rescue; Venus and Mars; The Death of Procris.

The Birth of Venus by Botticelli. The Birth of Venus is undoubtedly one of the world’s most famous and appreciated works of art.

Painted by Sandro Botticelli between andit has become a landmark of XV century Italian painting, so rich in meaning and allegorical references to antiquity. The theme comes from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

Free download or read online The Birth of Venus pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Sarah Dunant.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are Alessandra Cecci, Tomaso Cecci/5.

The story of the Birth of Venus is well described below by a Homeric hymn but it’s relevance to the painting is disputed as the poem was only published, by the Greek refugee Demetrios Chalcondyles, in Florence in – five years after the painting was completed as a wedding gift for Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici in The Birth of Venus –References.

Venus is often considered as the Roman counterpart for the Greek Goddess of sex, fertility and love – Aphrodite. It is for this reason; Sandro Botticelli took The Birth of Venus based on the account present in Theogony of Hesiod [or the stories he might have known based on the account present in Theogony].

The Birth of Venus Artist Sandro Botticelli Year c. Medium Tempera on canvas Location Uffizi, Florence Dimensions in × in cm × cm Famous Paintings by Botticelli Fortitude Adoration of the Magi The Birth of Venus Primavera Cestello Annunciation Saint Augustine Venus and Mars The Mystical Nativity Temptations of ChristArtist: Sandro Botticelli.

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The image of the serpent with a human head is a motif that runs through the novel in many different forms. The Birth of Venus Sarah Dunant, Random House pp. ISBN Summary Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo.

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The Birth of Venus is a fine piece of fiction, one I highly recommend. – Ann Ronald. Also available by Sara Dunant: Blood and Beauty; In the Company of the Cour­tesean; Sacred Hearts; Mapping the Edge; Birth Marks; Flat­lands; Under My Skin; Snow­storms in a Hot Climate; Transgressions.

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Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus,tempera on panel, 68 x 5/8″ ( x cm) (Galeria degli Uffizi, Florence) Additional resources: This painting at the Uffizi. Jane C. Long, “Botticelli’s ‘Birth of Venus’ as Wedding Painting,” Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, 9 (), pp.

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Certainly The Birth of Venus has given me a lot to think about, and has left me with the feeling that I learned quite a bit- something every good historical novel should do.

But the best part of the book was reading the reviews when I finished, particularly this quote from the Reader’s Paradise Forum (beware: spoilers at site).

― Sarah Dunant, quote from The Birth of Venus “And, such was the sound that the chorus made together, that to have been a part of it at all was enough for me.” “There is more glory in peace than in war,” ― Sarah Dunant, quote from The Birth of Venus.

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