Monday, November 21, 2011

Sandro Botticelli The Birth of Venus

This was painted in 1486 and it is tempura on canvas. There is a lot going on in this picture but Venus stands there very calmly and serene looking. She is looking to the side and appears to be thinking of something. The technique of this picture is very simple the ocean looks as though there is not much dimension on the left, but on the right there is depth that brings the viewer back to the horizon line. Its almost like she is on a stage.

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