Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Week Thirty-Two: Topless

Well, we threw decency out the window with Profanity, so we might as well throw modesty out with Topless. This week's topic isn't for the faint of heart, although strict adhesion to the human figure isn't a requirement for those who are inclined to explore other territories.

Above we have The Birth of Venus, one of the most recognizable art pieces in history, by the Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. As the personification of love and beauty, Venus is depicted with flowing hair and fair skin, birthed as a woman, not an infant. And of course, she lost her blouse on the clam ride over. The shell, the sea, and the nudity weren't all Botticelli, however, as depictions date back to 2nd Century Greece and Pompeii.

Alright, keep your shirt on, kid. It'll be Tuesday before you know it.

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