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JLMatterer

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The Birth of Venus by Notticelli
« on: August 23, 2015, 01:17:02 am »
In the past week, I've gotten both a King Neptune & a mermaid, dubbed Venus. I thought of this picture as soon as I saw her. :) Photographed at Tappan Lake, Ohio.









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Re: The Birth of Venus by Notticelli
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 05:47:09 am »
Hello Jim,
Usually, the Garden Wargaming forum is primarily for military history.
However, your Birth of Venus might be the exception.
Your beautiful display is very well done and compliments the painting created by Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli.
Even more important is the military history reference to Julius Caesar. Historians tell us that Caesar adored and worshipped Venus. Some scholars suggest that Julius may have even gone around telling everyone that he was directly descended from the Roman Goddess Venus, who was the equivalent of the Greek Aphrodite. This may have been the reason that Julius' buddy Brutus might have thought that Julius had gone bonkers. And, no longer was fit to rule the Roman Empire.
Regardless, your display on the banks of Tappan Lake is quite splendid. And, a credit to the original which is probably very familiar to Adobe software fans everywhere as Adobe has used the Boticelli painting almost as a secondary logo for years.
Jim, thanks for sharing,
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Re: The Birth of Venus by Notticelli
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 11:45:17 pm »
Hello Jim,
Usually, the Garden Wargaming forum is primarily for military history.

TX, Richard. I'll remember that. I have lots of Knights that I haven't photographed for awhile, so I'll start thinking about them for next time.  8)
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