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Poussin - "Venus Spied on by Shepherds"

Duration: 04:49

John Hale describes how Poussin's erotic portrayal of Venus, painted in 1630, celebrated the female nude for its own sake long before it was acceptable to do so

Available since: Fri 17 Jun 2011


John Hale
Michael Sanders

This clip is from

One Hundred Great Paintings Love: Poussin - Venus Spied on by Shepherds

A focus on Nicholas Poussin's painting 'Venus Spied on by Shepherds'.

First broadcast: 14 Sep 1982

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