Collection

#02

The birth of Venus

Qr Code

original title

Nascita di Venere

The artwork

date

1483 - 1485

details

Tempera, canvas

Early Renaissance
Mythological
172.5 x 278.5 cm

Links

The artist

Sandro Botticelli

1445

Italian

Where to see it

Uffizi Gallery

My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.
Andy Warhol, about Botticeli's Venus, among others. Currently there are no reliably attributed Sandro Botticelli quotes.

Why we love it

The Birth of Venus and the other famous work “La Primavera” both by Sandro Botticelli are two of the best treasures of the Florentine Renaissance.
The masterpiece has attracted a number of other explanations from a variety of scholars, historians and related experts.
There we come to the conclusion that The Birth of Venus painting was not only a milestone for the artist himself, and at the same time it became a referential point for the upcoming generation of artists.
Its glory became greater, especially with the development of popular culture in the 20th century, as Andy Warhol converted it to screen printing in 1984, in the 2000s Adobe Systems used the image for adobe Illustrator software, or references in James Bond movie, Lady Gaga video or Beyonce images.
For us this makes her an forever young icon.

This is just our small contribution, your curiosity can do the rest.

Stories

Forever Young

Botticcelli’s Venus is almost everywhere in pop culture today, from the 2013 Lady Gaga album designed by artist Jeff Koons, James Bond movies, The Simpsons episodes, works by Andy Warhol, New Yorker covers, and even Beyoncé’s pregnancy and maternity portraits. Venus is forever young.

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