La Pastiche

Sandro Botticelli'S "Birth Of Venus" Hand Painted Oil On Canvas, 45.5x33.5x2

24" X 36" Oil Painting On Canvas Botticelli's Birth of Venus was originally painted in 1486 inspired by the text in a Homeric hymn published in Florence in 1488: "Of august gold-wreathed and beautiful Aphrodite I shall sing to whose domain belong the battlements of all sea-loved Cyprus where, blown by the moist breath of Zephyros, she was carried over the waves of the resounding sea on soft foam. The gold-filleted Horae happily welcomed her and clothed her with heavves of the resounding sea on soft foam. The gold-filleted Horae happily welcomed her and clothed her with heavenly raiment". Today it has been recreated in vibrant color and detail by hand using rich oils on canvas. Venus is an Italian Renaissance ideal: Blonde, pale-skinned, voluptuous. Botticelli has emphasized the femininity of her body (long neck, curvaceous figure). The brilliant light and soothing colors, the luxurious garden, the gorgeous draperies of the nymph, and the roses floating around the beautiful nude all suggest that the painting is meant to bring pleasure to the viewer. Make this painting a fanciful focal point in any room for family and guests to admire. Sandro Botticelli was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. Notoriety and fame would not come to this artist until 400 years after his death. After his death in 1510, his reputation was eclipsed longer than that of any other major European artist. His paintings remained in the churches and villas for which they had been created, his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel overlooked with a preference for Michelangelo. Frame Description: Burgeon Gold Frame read more