As Kanye explained to an Italian newspaper, the country’s beautiful art helped spur the couple to a night of passion on a 2012 visit. “I think we conceived our daughter North here,” the rapper told Florence’s La Nazione newspaper, “among the masterpieces of the Renaissance.”
Behold, five of the most famous paintings of the Italian Renaissance, made even more glorious by the addition of this modern-day Renaissance family.
All photo illustrations by Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.
Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus
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According to Kanye, Kim is “the most beautiful woman of all time, arguably of human existence.” She wasn’t around for Botticelli to paint, so he had to settle for the next-best goddess.
Gentile Bellini’s The Virgin and Child Enthroned
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