"The Birth of Venus" was painted by Sandro Botticelli in 1486 in Florence, Italy.
This is probably my favorite painting for the simplistic reason that I am more comfortable where water is concerned. I think this is because when I was nine weeks old my father carried me into the Gulf of Mexico and salt water has been in my blood ever since. The ocean and its smell can be calming for me and I can get almost the same feeling when I look at this painting. Now don't get me wrong I'm not foolish when it comes to the ocean with hurricanes and such,I have a healthy respect for the ocean and its creatures.