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William Adolphe Bouguereau - The Birth of VenusThe Birth of VenusWilliam Adolphe Bouguereau

One of the most famous paintings of the artist. It depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but the transportation of Venus in a shell (a visual metaphor for the vulva) from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. For Bouguereau, it was truly a tour de force.

Alessandro Botticelli - The Birth of VenusThe Birth of VenusAlessandro Botticelli

The goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full-grown woman, arriving at the seashore. Botticelli has picked out highlights in her hair with gold leaf and has emphasized the femininity of her body. The brilliant light and soothing colors, the luxurious garden, the gorgeous draperies of the ...

Peter Paul Rubens - The Birth of Marie de- MediciThe Birth of Marie de' MediciPeter Paul Rubens

The The Marie de' Medici cycle's second painting, The Birth of the Princess, represents de' Medici's April 26, 1573 birth. Symbols and allegory appear throughout the painting. On the left, two putti play with a shield on which the Medici crest appears, suggesting that Heaven favored the young de' Me...

Peter Paul Rubens - The Birth of Louis XIIIThe Birth of Louis XIIIPeter Paul Rubens

One of the Marie de' Medici cycle's painting; this painting depicts the birth of Marie de' Medici's first son, Louis XIII. Rubens designed the scene around the theme of political peace. The birth of the first male heir brings a sense of security to the royal family that they will continue to rule. I...