Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love

Friday, 2 January 2015

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Botticelli's

Birth of Venus [1.]

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Two posts have been removed and will be re-posted in the coming months. As I have found my original insights online without acknowledgement of the source of the argument (this blog)
 I am reluctant to leave certain works in progress here until this gets sorted.

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'The purpose of writing a visual analysis is to train the eye to see precisely, so that the mind may more accurately perceive...'.
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Perhaps still the most important post on this site: The Zodiacal Metaphors reveal anti-clockwise sequential references to specific zodiacal houses hidden within the painting and which form an allegorical language designed to deliberately coincide with the paintings geometric arrangements.
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Discusses the classical and archetypal identities of the three figures at the sarcophagus/fountain, as well as the fountain itself - the original visual source, the geometric confirmation, and philosophical raison d'etre.
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Meaning of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi murals (a digression)(link)

The intention of this post was  to connect the child at the Fountain/Sarcophagus of the Sacred and Profane Love to the child with the 'wand' supposedly 'tapping apples' (J. Anderson. Giorgione - the Painter of 'Poetic Brevity'. New York : Flammarion, c.1997) that was painted on the walls of the German trade headquarters in Venice by Giorgione. This post argues that in both the Sacred and Profane Love and in the Fondaco dei Tedeschi murals this child presented as a winged babe intends to represent Mercury. As both instances conceive Mercury in this unique manner, it shall be argued that these portrayals can be traced to the oeuvre of Giorgione. However this connection can only be realised by deciphering the general meaning of the Fondaco murals and then comparing that finding with the child of the Sacred and Profane Love. This article finds that Giorgione is most likely responsible for this highly individual iconological presentation in both paintings.

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The
intended meaning 
of
Botticelli's
Birth of Venus [2.](link)

"The Coronation of Venus/Aphrodite"







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