Why Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus is Iconic Mythological Painting


Credit: artincontext

Sandro Botticelli was a Renaissance painter & one of the most renowned artists in Italy.

Credit: Wikipedia

His painting 'The Birth of Venus is one of the most iconic works made with the tempera technique.

Credit: Wikipedia

It is believed that the painting was produced between 1484 to 1486.

Credit: Uffizi

The painting featured Venus (goddess of love & beauty) in the middle who originated from the sea shell.

Credit: Wikipedia

And in the left, the god of wind (Zephyr) is welcoming the goddess with flowers & in the right, there is a woman who is dressing the Venus.

Credit: Today is Art Day

Let's know the reason why Sandro's The Birth of Venus is an Iconic Mythological Painting.

Credit: artincontext

The primary reason behind the painting's narrative is that it depicts lots of mythological things in it.

Credit: Wikipedia

And the second reason is that it is also considered a symbol of Venus. It depicts the birth of Venus, which reminds the viewers about the divine love that still exists.

Credit: Wikipedia

All these constitutes to the paintings mythological connection.

More Stories

Why English Artist Damien Hirst Burnt His Thousands of Paintings

Johnny Depp First Ever Art Sale Made him More than $3.6 million

Give me more