Beach, Fontane Bianche. Venus Arising

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2013 oil on canvas 48 x 36ins (120 x 90cm)

I waded out into the shallow waters of the bay to capture this view of the holiday villas sprawled along the cliff. Several people were bathing but I isolated this one since the figure reminded me of Botticelli's picture of Venus Arising from the Waves although this modern Venus wears a bikini.