The Birth of Venus – Botticelli




Botticelli’s Birth of Venus is one of the most treasured paintings of the Renaissance. In it the goddess Venus emerges from the sea upon a shell aligned with the myth that explains her birth. Her shell is pushed to the shore from winds being produced by the wind-gods in amongst a shower of roses. Venus is illustrated as a beautiful and chaste goddess and symbol of the coming spring. Many aspects of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus are in motion. For example, the leaves of the orange trees in the background, ringlets of hair being blown by the Zephyrs, the roses floating behind her, the waves gently breaking, and the cloaks and drapery of the figures blown and lifted by the breeze.

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Weight 3.00 lbs
Dimensions 23.62 × 35.43 × 1.00 in