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Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) (Italian, ca. 1485/90?–1576). Venus and Adonis. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.16)

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.

Rare painting of the Italian painter Tiziano Vecellio showing the Ottoman Turkish Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.

Alexandre Cabanel (French, 1823–1889). The Birth of Venus, 1875. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John Wolfe, 1893 (94.24.1)

Titian (Italian, ca. 1485/90?–1576) and Workshop. Venus and the Lute Player, ca. 1565–70. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Munsey Fund, 1936 (36.29) | Much has been written about the meaning of Titian's paintings of Venus. In addition to celebrating love and music (Venus pauses from making music to be crowned by Cupid), they have been thought to address the Neo-Platonic debate of seeing versus hearing as the primary means for perceiving beauty.

Titian–Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (Italian c. 1488/1490–1576) Venere di Urbino (Venus of Urbino), 1538. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Venus rising from the sea, “Venus Anadyomene”, about 1520, oil on canvas. Scottish National Gallery.

Symbolique du corps : répertoire compilé par Estelle Daves ( techniques de Libération Psycho-Emotionnelle ).

Lorenzo Lotto (Italian, ca. 1480–1556). Venus and Cupid. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Marietta Tree, 1986 (1986.138)

Pygmalion and Galatea, c.1890, Jean-Léon Gérôme; Cupid aims his arrow, one of his symbolic attributes, at the pair, a symbol of being struck by love. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Auguste Renoir (French, 1841–1919). Madame Georges Charpentier (Marguérite-Louise Lemonnier, 1848–1904) and Her Children, Georgette-Berthe (1872–1945) and Paul-Émile-Charles (1875–1895), 1878. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Wolfe Fund, 1907 (07.122) #dogs