Saturday, July 28, 2012

Botticelli's La Bella Simonetta

Today´s muse, this young beauty charmed Florentine society. Although she died tragically young at age 22, her allure has been eternalized in the works of Botticelli, who preferred her face above all others. So goddesslike was she, the artist is even said to have modeled his Venus on her. In a final act of romance Botticelli also requested he be buried at her feet, forever to worship her. The very beautiful Simonetta Vespucci inspired the majority of Boticelli´s work.

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