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Botticelli's
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Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" Gallery Wrapped Canvas

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The birth of the goddess of love and beauty is the very picture of hope and renewal

Birth of Venus, painted by Sandro Botticelli in the 1480s, is one of the most famous paintings in the world and a hallmark of European Art. The composition shows the goddess of love and beauty arriving on land, on the island of Cyprus, born of the sea spray and blown there by the winds, Zephyr and, perhaps, Aura—personification of lighter breeze. The goddess is standing on a giant scallop shell, as pure and as perfect as a pearl. She is met by a young woman, who is sometimes identified as one of the Graces or as the Hora of spring, and who holds out a cloak covered in flowers. Even the roses, blown in by the wind are a reminder of spring. The subject of the painting, which celebrates Venus as symbol of love and beauty, was perhaps suggested by the poet Agnolo Poliziano.

It is highly probable that the work was commissioned by a member of the Medici family, although there is nothing written about the painting before 1550, when Giorgio Vasari describes it in the Medici's Villa of Castello, owned by the cadet branch of the Medici family since the mid-15th century. This hypothesis would seem to be born out by the orange trees in the painting, which are considered an emblem of the Medici dynasty, on account of the assonance between the family name and the name of the orange tree, which at the time was ‘mala medica'.

Birth of Venus is currently displayed in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

40" x 26" gallery wrapped canvas art print arrives ready to hang, with no additional framing required. Every canvas print is hand-crafted in the USA, made on-demand and expertly stretched around 100% North American Pine wood stretcher bars.

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  • Gallery wrapped canvas print
  • 40"x26"x1.5" dimensions
  • 3.95lbs
  • Mountinghardware included
  • See instructions for list of tools recommended for hanging
  • "This artwork is a reproduction of the original painting utilizing the gideemethod of printing on canvas".
  • The artwork arrives flat and is not textured orembellished."


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