The West Wind swept up the mother of Hiawatha and the West Wind also swept up the Roman goddess, Flora. I may adapt the story of Hiawatha into my novel and my fixation with Flora has me considering this adoption.
Both images from Wikipedia
Artist: Sandro Botticelli (1445–1510)
Description: Depicts the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore. The seashell she stands on was a symbol in classical antiquity for a woman’s vulva. Thought to be based in part on the Venus de’ Medici, an ancient Greek marble sculpture of Aphrodite.
Date: from 1483 until 1485
Medium: tempera on panel
Dimensions: Length: 278.5 cm (109.6 in). Height: 172.5 cm (67.9 in).
Current location: Uffizi Gallery room Botticelli
Object history: commissioned by Lorenzo and Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de’Medici for Villa di Castello (?)
References: Text about “Birth of Venus” from E.H. Gombrich, “The Story of Art”
- Jump up↑ Deimling, Barbara. Sandro Botticelli, published 2000. Taschen, Art & Art Instruction, ISBN 3822859923, p. 95
Source/Photographer: Adjusted levels from File:Sandro Botticelli – La nascita di Venere – Google Art Project.jpg, originally from Google Art Project. Compression Photoshop level 9.
- Hiawatha and Minnehaha by Jacob Fjelde
- Erected in 1911 by means of funds raised through the efforts of Mrs. L.P. Hunt of Mankato, and contributed principally by the school children of Minnesota.
Date: 8 June 2006 (original upload date)
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