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Emily Ratajkowkski evokes Birth Of Venus in nude photo

She is no stranger to showcasing her figure on Instagram.

But when Emily Ratajkowski, 26, did so this Saturday, the photo she posted had a somewhat more historically influenced than usual.

She posed nude – her hair and hands helping her avoid violating Instagram’s Community Guidelines – in a nod to Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth Of Venus.

 

A verdant hilly landscape and blue skies could be seen behind Emily in the Instagram post, to which she tagged InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown.

Also credited in Emily’s caption – which outright stated the reference to the ‘Birth of Venus’ and added a wave emoji – was photographer Mona Kuhn.

The Birth Of Venus, a 15th century painting that shows its already adult title character washing ashore on a seashell, is displayed in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery.

Iconic: Sandro Botticelli’s The Birth Of Venus, a 15th century painting that shows its already adult title character washing ashore on a seashell, is displayed in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery

Friday evening, Emily had swung by her Instagram Story and uploaded a photo of herself wearing a slinky scarlet cocktail dress as she stood in a loo.

The actress, who has often posted images of herself of the steamier variety, discussed online photos with Naomi Wolf in Harper’s Bazaar in 2016.

‘A selfie is a sort of interesting way to reclaim the gaze, right?’ said Emily. ‘You’re looking at yourself and taking a photo while looking at everyone.’

Aglow: Friday evening, Emily had swung by her Instagram Story and uploaded a photo of herself wearing a slinky scarlet cocktail dress as she stood in a loo

Aglow: Friday evening, Emily had swung by her Instagram Story and uploaded a photo of herself wearing a slinky scarlet cocktail dress as she stood in a loo

She explained: ‘When I post a selfie and someone comments: “Oh, sure, go ahead and reclaim your sexuality, I got my rocks off,” that’s not my problem.’

In Harper’s, for which she posed nude on horseback, Emily praised social media as ‘a format where you can be so direct with an audience’.

She said: ‘Social media is something women didn’t have 10 years ago, and that’s a big aspect in feminism today. I don’t have to be filtered by anyone. I choose.’

'Welcome good hair days!': Emily recently unveiled herself as the face of Kerastase

‘Welcome good hair days!’: Emily recently unveiled herself as the face of Kerastase



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