The Woman Of Willendorf, Sandro Botticelli's Birth Of Venus
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The Woman of Willendorf, Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, Jan Vermeer’s Woman holding a Balance and Paula Modersohn-Becker’s Self Portrait with Camellia each represent the female figure in their own specific and unique characteristics. Similarities and differences in the appearance, function, the variety of influences on each, and how their respective societies are reflected will be explained in detail.
To begin with, The Woman of Willendorf was created out of limestone and measures at four and half inches tall. After numerous of times researchers changed how far back the statuette was made it is now documented that she was created about twenty-five thousand years ago. The figure is one of the earliest representations of the human body and was discovered on the banks of the Danube River in Austria. Researchers and analysts believe that the breasts and pelvic were…show more content… Instead Venus’s figure is slim and shows shyness as she is trying to cover her private body parts with her long hair and hands. The Birth of Venus depicts the goddess after being emerged from the ocean as a fully-grown woman, arriving at the seashore. The painting was as well, the first example of a canvas painting in Tuscany, Italy. The renaissance was a great societal influence on the artwork and according to the art gallery in Florence, Italy, Uffizi, “Neo-Platonism was a current of thought that tried to connect the Greek and Roman cultural heritage with Christianity”. The interpretation of The Birth of Venus can be compared to The Woman of Willendorf because of the importance of femininity that each artwork represents. The Woman of Willendorf is understood that fertility was of great value and the representation of the birth of love and spiritual beauty in The Birth of Venus (The Birth of Venus by Botticelli