Renaissance Oil Painting The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus was the masterpiece of the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Under the strict ideological control in the Middle Ages, the beautiful Venus in Greek and Roman art was regarded as "pagan banshee" and burned down. Until the Renaissance period, Italian people who wanted to break through the thought restrictions and pursued the classical culture this goodness was like a messenger in a new era which could bring the beauty to the world. The Birth of Venus seemed to be considered as an example of a sense of the times: the naked Venus was like a pearl with a soft and weak body.

The Birth of Venus The Birth of Venus

In this picture, Sandro Botticelli also painted a lot of roses which circled around the slim and soft posture of Venus in the breeze. The fresh body brimming with beautiful flowers was regarded as a challenge to the religious asceticism. In this picture, Venus showed a sad look with inexpressible, spiritual and ideal love in her heart. Therefore, the birth did not seem to bring joy, but somewhat sadness. The picture's background was a boundless sea, fertile land and forest. The footsteps of Venus did not seem to bear the weight, but were in the melody of the driving force. As the embodiment of beauty and love, Venus had serious implications.

In addition, Venus's gesture was apparently depicted according to the classical sculpture style. Only two hands replaced the position. But Botticelli's Venus still had special charm which was considered as the most elegant nude in the art history. Venus was different from those gorgeous women who were admired by Venice painters, and it was with a childlike innocence.

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