This painting is in the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence. The painting was painted around 1484 in oil on canvas.
The famous painting by the painter from Florence Sandro Botticelli, “The Birth of Venus”, is a masterpiece of the Renaissance.
The audience is exposed to open space, sea and sky, the artist depicted an early morning when the darkness of the night had already dissipated and the world saw the beautiful Venus, which had just been born from sea foam. This Beauty Goddess stands on a sea shell, and the wind god Zephyr drives her through the waves and helps her swim to the shore.
The appearance of this goddess on earth is triumphant - roses are flying at her feet, and the goddess Ora presents the young goddess of Beauty a precious cloak to hide her. And the cloak is decorated with embroidered delicate flowers.
The image of the heroine is presented by a painter with perfectly beautiful features, in which perfection and harmony are striking. The face of the goddess, as if fanned by the shadow of sadness, meekness, long strands of beautiful golden hair that the wind develops fall down on her shoulders.
The picture has a clear and precise composition. The pose in which the goddess appears before us resembles the pose of the ancient statue of Venus Pudik (from the Latin - “chaste, modest, bashful”), which we also know as the statue of Venus de Medici.
“Isn't it strange that 50 years ago Botticelli was considered a“ dark ”transitional artist who came to the world only to prepare the way for Raphael,” wrote the famous Italian art historian Pavel Muratov in “Images of Italy.” it seemed strange to P. Muratov at the beginning of the 20th century, it seems even less clear to us: we see the genius of Botticelli, and we cannot even imagine that for almost three centuries, somewhere from the middle of the 16th to the middle of the 19th century, the world remained indifferent to Botticelli's masterpieces. But it's true. Botticelli (1445-1510) lived in the same era as Leonardo da Vinci, he saw how the statue of David, which was the creation of the young Michelangelo, was erected in Florence, he died only ten years earlier than Raphael, but there was a whole era between these masters.
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