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  1. Bill Schauberger
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    The eye is drawn to the center of the painting because the indentation of the hip of the Venus is so anatomically correct and beautiful
    painted.

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  2. Rigoberto A Gonzalez
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    I would love to do a nude portrait of Francesca.

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  3. RTK 58
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    No it's not from the 'get go' it's from the 'start' …. please stop corrupting the English language, otherwise enjoyed this.

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  4. Charles Klossner
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Not as erotic because one views her from behind??? is there no doggie-style in England?

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  5. Elle Tuppen
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    No doubt it is one of the most evocative nudes…why need imagine anything further than what is presented? And considering the restrictions around nudes at the time, I would think that his keeping the soft vague features in the looking glass is a gesture of respect towards keeping the real Venus' anonymity. This suggests that the model may well have been connected personally to V in some way.

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  6. Marianna Kovalev
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you for shearing.

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  7. Mr Richie Kaye
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Another wonderful video from the gallery

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  8. Xqrement
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    The presenter actually looks like Venus in the painting using the same hairstyle. Great lecture!

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  9. MECHITA L BEJARANO
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Vraiment magnifique!!!!

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  10. Rubén PM
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Great talk….but this painting should be at the Prado, its real home. La Venus es nuestra.

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  11. Lee Hill
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    As I listened to the presenter I couldn't help but see her as the woman in this painting.

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  12. sebastian sartorialissimo
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Kate Winslet wants her voice back…..

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  13. Fudgeypig
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you very much, what a great lecture 🙂

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  14. Arne Hessenbruch
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Splendid presentation (nice painting too)

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  15. Maitén Panella
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you very much, Francesca, for such an excellent presentation of this masterpiece by Velazquez.

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  16. Alex Foo
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    i love this – more Velázquez please!

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  17. giorgos koftis
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    It is interesting that also in the Heliad Homer does not describe the face of Helen at all.He just lets people imagine by them selves that she is the most beautiful woman in the world.He lets them discover in their minds their own perfect Helen.

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  18. geek 23
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    I've checked the Rokeby Park website, the painting is not hung above the fireplace at the moment. http://www.rokebypark.com/

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  19. Jane Tisell
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Excellent presentation! Thank you so much.

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  20. ENGLISH CLASSES
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve learnt a lot!

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  21. Peter Harrison
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    The sitter’s blurred face is perfectly naturalistic. Given the viewer’s standpoint, the mirror is in shadow, and at some distance. The painting, apart from being one of the greatest marvels of Western painting, is full of ambiguity, deliberately deployed by a genius.

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  22. Abstract Aspie Moon
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    She even has the same hairstyle. I wonder if it was on purpose since it's one of her favorites.

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  23. Maria Eduarda
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Thank you so much!!!! This made my friday

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  24. JONATHAN SUTCLIFFE
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    …CERTAINLY IS – A CASE OF GET OUT THE ALCOHOL, HAVE A LISTEN AND THEN…. THEN?
    DON'T YOU FEEL THAT THISMAY DETRACT FROM THE REALITY OF THE PICTORIAL REPRESENTATION – IN THAT THE FLESH AND BONES OF THE IMAGE IS JUST DENIGRATED – TO BECOME MERE VERBIAGE????
    I KNOW NOUGHT – HENCE MY LOOKING AT PICTURES.
    MYSELF THE WINDBAG…. YOURSELF…. YES – YOU! – COULD BE THE SEDUCTIVE POSER .. I DON'T THIK I HAVE EVER SEEN A PROVOCATIVE POSE. NAKEDNESS DENOTES THE PASSIVE.
    DID THEY ASK YOU, YOU THE LECTURER, TO SPEAK DUE TO YOUR BEING VISUALLY AKIN TO THE SUBJECT MATTER?
    YOU MUST HAVE NOTICED(?)

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  25. Richard Burt
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    very nice lecture

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  26. Richard Burt
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Rokeby Venus: The painting that shocked a suffragette http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26491421

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  27. Richard Burt
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

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  28. Darkvine
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Of all the people they chose somebody who resembles the painting to do the explanation? 😀 No criticism tho, very knowledgeable and clear speech, she's great.

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  29. GFR tube
    February 20, 2019 @ 6:37 pm

    Do Andrea Previtali

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