The Birth Of Venus in the style of Sandro Botticelli


This specially commissioned oil painting interprets "The Birth of Venus" in the style of Sandro Botticelli. The original, created by Botticelli in the 1480s, is a celebrated masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, but the title "The Birth of Venus" was assigned in the 19th century. The scene actually depicts the moment after Venus's birth, as she arrives on land.

In this interpretation, Venus stands nude on a giant scallop shell, symbolizing her emergence from the sea. The wind god Zephyr and his companion, Aura, blow Venus ashore towards a waiting female figure. Always thought to be the Hora of Spring. Poised to wrap Venus in a rich cloak, therefore signifying her transition from the sea to the land.

The landscape in the background represents either Cythera or Cyprus, both Mediterranean islands associated with Venus in Greek mythology. These islands were seen as sacred territories where Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, was worshipped.

The commissioned oil painting captures the elegance and mythical allure of Botticelli's original work. It reflects the delicate lines and soft colours that Botticelli used to create this iconic scene, offering a new interpretation while maintaining the timeless beauty of the original.

This painting is a beautiful homage to a classic piece of Renaissance art, in which it embodies the graceful emergence of Venus and also the enduring mythology surrounding her.

  • Oil on Canvas.
  • The Birth Of Venus in the style of Sandro Botticelli.
  • Inspired by Paintings.
  • Bespoke Handmade Frame.

Width: 147 cm  |  Depth: 6 cm  |  Height: 97 cm

Item code: OP135-CARLO35LA

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