Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Gallant Knight and His Venus the Goddess of Love Necktie

A gallant knight wears a Venus tie
Venus the “Goddess of Love” by Sandro Botticelli 

Original Photograph by Jeffrey Hunter - copyright 2000

A Gallant Knight and his Venus de Milo Necktie

Venus the “Goddess of Love” - the Roman likeness to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite; she influences love, beauty, sex, fertility, prosperity, and desire.  Romance and the alluring chase after it does have its odd effects on a man; causing some to act irrationally with uncontrollable emotion.  The cliche "Mad In Love" is not without foundation.

Often a man in love will dress in unusual attire.  Regarding the contemporary man; he may dress in extravagant and flashy neckties the result of the great and often wild adventure of falling in love. In modern times, wearing neckties are the only real way for a gentleman to truly express himself artistically, through fashion.  When a man loses his sanity becoming "mad" infatuated with the desire of a woman, behaving so cavalier he has surely become the captive of Venus the Goddess of Love.

Venus has had such wonderful effects on men falling in love and surrendering to passion though out history. The painting of the spellbinding goddess was created by a Florentine artist Sandro Botticelli more than 500 years ago.  Could he have ever imagined that a fearless knight (illustrated above) would wear a romantic necktie illustrating his painting of Venus?  I don’t think even the knight could have imagined wearing the tie either.

Venus the Goddess of Love necktie
Venus the Goddess of Love necktie
Excerpt from Wikipedia: In myth, Venus-Aphrodite was born of sea-foam. Roman theology presents Venus as the yielding, watery female principle, essential to the generation and balance of life. She can give military victory, sexual success, good fortune, and prosperity. In one context, she is a goddess of prostitutes; in another, she turns the hearts of men and women from sexual vice to virtue. read more Venus (mythology) at Wikipedia

Botticelli's "Birth of Venus' and 'Primavera' are two amazing works of art that have an unbelievable power to move you, and transport you to another time - another place. They are dreamy visions of ethereal beauty. The Birth of Venus was created in the 15th Century (in Italy: Nascita di Venere). It depicts the Goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as an adult woman, arriving at the sea-shore (which is related to the Venus Anadyomene motif). The painting hangs in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence where hundreds of millions of people have appreciated the sensation of Botticelli's masterpiece and realized the nature of her spell of love.

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Venus - Primavera by Sandro Botticelli
Venus - Primavera by Sandro Botticelli

For Plato and for the members of the Florentine Platonic Academy – Venus had two aspects: she was an earthly goddess who aroused humans to physical love or she was a heavenly goddess who inspired intellectual love in them. Plato further argued that contemplation of physical beauty allowed the mind to better understand spiritual beauty. Read further here The Birth of Venus (Botticelli)

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