Light up any room with the radiant beauty of Botticelli’s Venus. Like the goddess of love herself, this stunning pillow cover always attracts attention.
Inspiration Sandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus c. 1484-1486
Dimensions 17.5" x 17.5" 45 cm x 45 cm
Material: Canvas Care instruction: Washable. Dry flat.
About The Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli depicts the arrival of the goddess Venus, symbol of love and beauty, at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. The shell is blown by the west wind, Zephyr, and the nymph, Chloris (Aura), towards one of the Horai, who awaits with a flowered mantle.
Unusual for the time, The Birth of Venus is painted on canvas, rather than on wood. It exhibits a thin tempera paint technique, based on the use of diluted egg yolk, rendering an extraordinary transparency likened to the pictorial quality of a fresco.
Sandro Botticelli, born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi (c. 1445 –1510), was an Italian Early Renaissance painter. At the height of his fame, the Florentine painter and draughtsman was one of the most esteemed artists in Italy.
His best-known works are The Birth of Venus and Primavera, both of which are in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.