Great Art Explained: Botticelli’s Birth of Venus

Great Art Explained: Botticelli’s Birth of Venus  (2022)

Sandro Botticelli’s poetic sense of beauty captivated the Florentine court. But it was his subject matter which distinguished him from other artists. He was one of the first western artist since classical times to depict non-religious scenes, and Botticelli’s inclusion of a near life size female nude was revolutionary.“- Great Art Explained

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District Grade:Not Yet Rated In The District
District Category:Not Yet Rated In The District
Sub-Genres:YouTube, Art, Pop Culture
Run Time:20 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)
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About Great Art Explained

“I’m James Payne, a curator, gallerist and a passionate art lover. I am on a mission to demystify the art world and discover the stories behind the world’s greatest paintings and sculptures. Each episode will focus on one piece of art and break it down, using clear and concise language free of ‘art-speak’. Sometimes the art work is a springboard for other wider issues I would like to explore, and sometimes it is a simple exploration of techniques and meaning. For me, setting the works in context helps us appreciate them more. By sticking to fifteen minutes, I want to make sure I keep the viewer engaged and interested. My videos cover art from all cultures and classifications. In-depth research and a love for the perfect visual, will hopefully bring a new way of seeing familiar works.”


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