**Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant. "Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family’s Florentine palazzo.
Salvador Dali painting a wall facade of limp watches for his 'Dream of Venus" funhouse pavilion for adults only at the 1939 World's Fair. From the book Salvador Dali's Dream of Venus: The Surrealist Funhouse by Ingrid Schaffner with Photos by Eric Schaal,
The Dance of Venus. An accurate scientific drawing of Venus amazing pattern around the Earth Did you know that Venus, our closest planetary neighbour, draws a beautiful fivefold pattern around Earth? She does this every eight years.