This quote reminds me of a multitude of beautiful and thought-provoking paintings and sculptures I’ve had the pleasure to see and experience over the years.
Some days we need art in our lives more than others. Even if there is no dust to wash away, art can be the needed balm, the light dusting of a perfume.
“The Birth of Venus is one of the most famous paintings by 19th-century French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905). It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but her transportation in a shell as a fully mature woman from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. She is considered the epitome of the Classical Greek and Roman ideal of the female form and beauty, on par with Venus de Milo. For Bouguereau, it is considered a tour de force. The canvas stands at just over 9 feet, 10” high, and 7 feet, 2” wide.”