Sandro Botticelli Birth Of Venus

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Sandro Botticelli’s, Birth of Venus, Venus is portrayed naked on a shell on the seashore. Venus is shyly covering her lady parts. Towards her left the wind is gently hugging her hair with a shower of roses. On her right an Ora waits for the goddess to come closer so she can cover her body. The meadow is speckled with violets. According to Greek mythology, violets are a symbol of modesty but often used for love potions. This artwork is composed of shapes because it is two dimensional. Majority of the shapes are formed by lines and color changes. The focal point of The Birth of Venus is Venus herself. Venus is abnormally large and her proportions draws the eyes of the viewer. The light beams off her skin and reflects back on her carefully painted curves. Venus is drawn with an ovular shape which brings unity to the piece. The expression on her face emphasize a youthfulness that reveals that she is coming into womanhood. To further Venus apparent modesty, Botticelli paints Venus covering herself with her arms and hair.…show more content…
The placement of Venus’s hair, the curves of her hair, and the pieces of cloth are used to create a sense of motion. Her hair is drawn extremely long. Parts of her hair is at the bottom, the middle, and top of the painting. All of the sections are curvy to suggest movement as if her hair is being blown softly by the wind. The movement of the Ora depicts movement, as though she is running toward Venus to cover her and maintain her child-like innocence. Although the guy in the painting is blowing the wind toward Venus, his piece of cloth blows in the opposite direction to show the importance of Venus’
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