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Daemon
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM
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Simonetta Vespucci

Simonetta was the Genoese wife of the Italian nobleman Marco Vespucci of Florence. Renowned as the greatest beauty of her age, she was the subject of countless portraits, including many by the Italian master Sandro Botticelli. Some claim that the goddess depicted in Botticelli's masterpiece, Birth of Venus, was modeled after Simonetta, even though she died at the age of 22—several years before it was completed. What fact about Botticelli's burial place lends credence to the theory? More...
Klaas V
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 7:49:02 AM

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Arrived there about 5.5 centuries too late.

Picture from Commons painted about 4 years after she changed from temporary to eternal life
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 11:15:22 PM
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I love Botticelli's art. Simonetta Vespucci is truly beautiful.
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