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Nascita di Venere (The Birth of Venus), Detail

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  • Painting
  • Italian
  • Painting
  • Renaissance
  • Paintings

Abstract

Botticelli used tempera grassa, a medium that was new to Italy at the time, in which the egg yolk (the usual binder for tempera) was modified by the addition of oil to make the paint more transparent.

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