Artwork Title: The Birth of Venus - Artist Name: Alexandre Cabanel

The Birth of Venus

Alexandre Cabanel, 1863

... The same year, 1863, is also the date of the only one of Cabanel's paintings that is still well known. His almost ridiculously erotic La Naissance de Vénus - the birth of Venus - was a great success at the Salon that year and was immediately snapped up by the Emperor for his private collection. (http://godsandfoolishgrandeur.blogspot.nl/search?updated-max=2014-11-10T07:00:00-08:00&max-results=10&start=9&by-date=false)
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