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Oil Painting Replica | The Birth of Venus, 1486 by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510, Italy) | WahooArt.com

Artwork Replica The Birth Of Venus - 1486 By Sandro Botticelli , Artworks
 Oil Painting Replica | The Birth of Venus, 1486 by Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510, Italy) | WahooArt.com
Artwork Replica The Birth Of Venus - 1486 By Sandro Botticelli , Artworks

"The Birth of Venus"

Sandro Botticelli - Tempera - 173 x 279 cm - 1486 - (Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy))

The Birth of Venus shows the Goddess of Love and Beauty as she arrives on the shore of Cyprus after she was born, rising from the sea fully formed. Venus reaches the shore on top of a large scallop shell, blown by the wind god, Zephyr and Aura, a minor breeze deity whom he carries in his arms. The window flowing from their mouths are shown as lines radiating from their mouths. On the right, a female figure, identified as Horae, one of the minor goddesses of seasons and natural portion of time, holds out a cloak for Venus. The painting is painted in the Classical style but has some influences from Gothic art in terms of composition. The body proportions of Venus are distorted
her neck and torso are elongated, her pose would not be sustained in reality as her weight has been far too shifted on the right leg for her to balance. The painting is clear that it is set in imagination, the figures do not even cast shadows, but his work was never dedicated to realism or naturalism. The painting was most likely commissioned by someone from the Medici family, suggested by orange trees which is considered an emblem of the Medici Dynasty.





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