Venus Un­cov­ered: An­cient God­dess of Love

The Sunday Telegraph - - Television & Radio -

Bet­tany Hughes goes on a jour­ney to ex­plore the po­tent power of Venus. From the An­cient Mediter­ranean to the Mid­dle East, Hughes learns that this mytho­log­i­cal fig­ure is far more than an ex­cuse for sen­sual nu­dity. Through art, ar­chae­ol­ogy and myth, Hughes goes on to un­ravel a story of hu­man de­sire and ask why in 1914, the suf­fragette Mary Richard­son at­tacked the Rokeby Venus at Lon­don’s Na­tional Gallery. SH

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