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The Most Dazzling Pearl—Venus

When you first see the painting The Birth of Venus, perhaps you are attracted by the naked woman standing in the middle. But, wait, why is her skin so pale, so “cadaverous” or “at least cold” (Pater, 46)? And why

The Most Dazzling Pearl—Venus

When you first see the painting The Birth of Venus, perhaps you are attracted by the naked woman standing in the middle. But, wait, why is her skin so pale, so “cadaverous” or “at least cold” (Pater, 46)? And why

To be elitist, or not to be elitist?

If you weren’t in a certain social class and you didn’t have a lot of money during the Renaissance in Italy, I doubt that you would have been attending one of those Humanist schools that our textbook A History of Western

To be elitist, or not to be elitist?

If you weren’t in a certain social class and you didn’t have a lot of money during the Renaissance in Italy, I doubt that you would have been attending one of those Humanist schools that our textbook A History of Western