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The Birth of Venus, 1879, William-Adolphe Bouguereau. Musée d'Orsay, Paris. (Even more exquisite when seen in person!)

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Night is purer than day; it is better for thinking and loving and dreaming. At night, everything is more intense, more true. The echo of words that have been spoken during the day takes on a new and deeper meaning. ~ Ellie Wiesel

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Sandro Boticelli's "The Birth of Venus", 1486, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence. Most paintings of women during the middle Ages symbolize the Virgin Mary, showing her in a demure appearance with an angelic smile and covered head. So Botticelli's depiction of a beautiful goddess, not only an obvious symbol of pagan mythology but also painted as a nude was groundbreaking.

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Gorgeous Art Deco ‘Vogue’ Covers from the Early 20th Century

July 1931. Cover by Georges Lepape.

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Rhea, Titan; daughter of Uranus (sky) and Gaia (Earth); sister and wife of Cronus; mother of Hestia, Hades, Demeter, Poseidon, Hera and Zeus.

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Venus de Milo (Aphrodite), Greek statue (marble), discovered on the island of Milos, 2nd century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

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Mars & Venus, Allegory of Peace - Louis Jean François Lagrenée | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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