Original Print on canvas
Outside dimensions: 12 Inches wide and 10 Inches tall.
The canvas print is 5 Inches wide and 3 Inches tall.
Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" was originally painted in 1486; inspired by the text in a Homeric hymn published in Florence in 1488 by the Greek refugee Demetrios Chalcondyles, "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 heavenly raiment". Now this timeless classic can be enjoyed in your own home. 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 was meant to bring pleasure to the viewer. Make this artwork 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. Botticelli's later work expressed a diminution of scale, expressively distorted figures, and a non-naturalistic use of color. 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 of Michelangelo. It would not be till the nineteenth-century when the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood incorporated elements of his work into their own. Walter Pater created a literary picture of Botticelli, who was then taken up by the Aesthetic movement. Then between 1900-1920 more books were written on Botticelli than on any other painter.
This made-to-order miniature reproduction will arrive ready to hang, surrounded by one of our custom frames that are built by hand in the USA. Our focus on quality and service means we only use the highest resolution image available when professionally printing onto archival-grade canvas.
Frame Name: Vienna Gold Leaf
Frame Details: Broken Gold Leaf Finish. Frame Width: 3 1/2" - Frame Dimensions: 12" X 10" (Exterior)
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