Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Fine Art: Minerva and the Centaur

So this is the full image of yesterday's Minerva. Click on the photo to view the bigger version. I love it; it's beautiful! Minerva's the Roman goddess of wisdom, intelligence, poetry, commerce, music, medicine and a lot more but most famous for the first two :-). It is said that Botticelli painted the female, Minerva, as a strong sentinel that is completely in control of the situation. She is a woman of virtue, entirely competent of shutting down the evil man-beast next to her.

Minerva and the Centaur
by Sandro Botticelli

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