Friday, 9 March 2012

Preserving Modesty in Renaissance Art

Art during the Renaissance period was intended to reflect the culture and beliefs of the time, through a classical guise. The art that was produced often carried with it a moralising message, predominantly directed toward the women of the time - telling them that they must remain chaste, virginal and pure; not falling fowl of the sins of the body.

Sandro Botticelli - The Birth of Venus
What message do you believe the painting above is trying to impress upon the viewer?