The Birth of Venus succeeds in visually representing the feminam form as a thing of beauty.
Delivered from the sea upon civilization, this vision of grace and diligent grand design serves only to inspire. The first instinctual response by society, as portrayed in the scene, is to obstruct her magnificent physical perfection. (Though relevance exists in the fact [and should be fully expressed] that it is another woman enacting the covering.)
Eyes and thought are immediately drawn into the work via twenty-six contrasting lines of the shell in which Venus stands. Upwards, attention spans traversing her legs, abdomen and vivacious coquelicot hair. As though a star going supernova, focus quickly expands radially.
And so, the process is restarted as the viewer is returned from the outer realm in due part to strong supporting suggestion of a jealous mortal, generous supernatural beings and an illuminating, omnipresent sun.