The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus')

Oil on canvas | 122.5 x 177cm | 1647-51

Diego Velázquez

Venus, the goddess of love, reclines languidly on her bed, the curve of her body echoed in the sweep of sumptuous satin fabric. The pearly tones of her smooth skin contrast with the rich colours and lively brushstrokes of the curtain and sheets.

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