[image_with_animation image_url=”10600″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1484-86). Tempera on canvas, 67.9 in × 109.6 in We’ve all seen Botticelli’s Birth of Venus until we could just about throw up. But have you ever noticed the feet? I hadn’t noticed them until recently, now that I’m preparing to teach the Hands and Feet class. Clearly Botticelli had some trouble. These feet are ridiculous. Look at those ridiculous toes! OMG no. A near repeat, this time he’s added another joint in the squidge. I think I see a pattern here…. That’s just weird looking. Oh look – a flower! I never noticed how pretty these are. Ah. So pretty. Noooooooo! He saved the best feet for Venus, but still these hams are worms. Those are some long second toes, a sign of intelligence, say some. A second toe as long as a finger can be a very attractive feature, often mentioned on OKCupid (her son’s dating app). Profile: Red hair, green eyes, 5′ 7″ poly female. Something about me: I love the outdoors, long walks on the beach, seafood dinners. Something no one knows about me: I have an exceptionally long second toe. They’re the same feet as were on the left side of the painting! Botticelli, stop! If you can only paint one foot and you plan on repeating it over and over, at least paint a good one! Lets check out another painting. How about Allegory of Spring? Look at all those feet! He must be feeling confident. Lots of practice here…. Nope.