Art and Domination

With a deep interest in art and haute couture, I've thought it would be fun to start sharing posts that look at placing Goddess worship, BDSM, and fetish into a historical context by looking at examples in art history and fashion. For my first post in this vein, I'm showing The Birth of Venus by French painter Bouguereau:


Painted in 1879, it shows Venus, Goddess of love, beauty, sex, and desire, being transported on a shell after her birth. In this painting, she exhibits many qualities of Goddess: grace, sensuality, power, as well as being surrounded by many adoring fans and servants.