Conclusively, Botticelli’s painting the Birth of Venus, was one of the most insightful paintings of the Renaissance. It gave amazing painting techniques and depictions of the ideal women. It portrayed parts of Greek mythology beliefs and showed just why Venus was the main focus of the painting due to her beauty and grace. This masterpiece represents the birth of love and that spiritual beauty is a main force of life. After 500 years, colors may fade and paint may chip but the breathtaking message Botticelli was trying to perceive about Greek mythology and beauty will always stay.
The work of art has undergone remarkable changes over centuries. Several artists have made remarkable contributions with widespread effects in this field. Consequently, there are a significant number of artists who evoke a feeling of nostalgia whenever their names come into play. Among these artists is Sandro Botticelli. In this paper, we discuss Sandro Botticelli, one of the most celebrated artists.
Examining the formal qualities of Homer Watson’s painting Horse and Rider In A Landscape was quite interesting. I chose to analyze this piece as apposed to the others because it was the piece I liked the least, therefore making me analyze it more closely and discover other aspects of the work, besides aesthetics.
This Starry night painting was created on a medium sized canvas, being 2′ 5″ x 3′ 0″. This oil painting is dominated by a moon and a star-filled night sky. This part of the artwork takes up three-quarters of the picture and appears turbulent, even distressed, with intense swirling patterns that seem to roll across the surface like waves. It is filled with bright orbs, including the crescent moon to the far right, and Venus, the morning star, to the left of center—surrounded by many circles of bright white and yellow light.
Botticelli’s real name was: Alessandro Filipepi. He was born in 1445 in Florence, Italy. This was the time of the Renaissance. Botticelli was the youngest of five children. He got his nickname when working with a goldsmith. The goldsmith named him Botticelli, meaning, “Little barrel”. Many other people of the Renaissance said he had a deep-set of eyes and flowing locks. But they also said he was a jokester and a prankster to his friends (“WebMuseum” par 2). By the time he was 15, he had his own workshop to show off his work. (“Historylink” par 2). In addition, when he was 15 years old he already was training with a very popular painter from the Renaissance. His name was Fra Filippo Lippi (Historylink). Fra Filippo Lippi taught him how to mix colors and how to paint pictures. In 1465 Botticelli made his own studio (“WebMuseum” par 3).
The term Masochism derives from a proper name of a nineteenth century Austrian writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Many of Sacher-Masoch's works contain themes of sadomasochism and female dominance of the male. In his more or less famous autobiographical novel Venus in Furs (Venus im pelz,1870) the protagonist desires to be enslaved and mistreated. A year earlier , in 1869 , Masoch and his mistress Baroness Fanny Pistor signed a contract making him her slave for half a year, with the remarkable stipulation that the Baroness wear furs as often as possible, "especially when she was in a cruel mood".Details of Masoch's private life were published in memoirs of his first wife Aurora von Rümelin (My Life Confession Mein Lebensbeichte, 1906)whom he married to live out the experience of the novel .But the prefences of Aurora did not match those of him, and Masoch ,
The first artifact that is pulled out of the Renaissance time capsule is painting called the Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli, painted in 1487. The Birth of Venus was painted using Tempera paint on a canvas that is about 5ft. 9in. by 9.5 ft. This painting shows the birth of the Goddess Venus and three other Gods, and Goodness looking on. Venus is emerging from a pearlescent scallop as an adult (Fiero, 2011). The greater meaning of this painting has been pondered on by many people. During this time, people were rediscovering and studying Ancient Greeks. Their artwork reflected not only Ancient Greeks, but also the artist’s own interpretation of the Greek mythology. This painting also shows how artiest weren’t as focuses on making religious art, but started to base their artwork on other studies such as mythology.
In 1597 he was appointed to decorate the Contarelli Chapel in the Church of San Luigi dei Francesi in Rome. This opportunity helped present Caravaggio as a painter who paint his subjects with natural flaws and human like qualities instead of celestial qualities. This commissi...
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Primavera is a 2.03m x 3.1m tempera panel painting by the famous Italian Early Renaissance painter, Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli and is currently housed by the Uffizi Gallery of Florence, Italy. D’Ancona suggests that the painting was produced around 1482, and was commissioned for a member of the Medici family, a powerful political and banking house in Florence. . Such large format paintings were not unusual in private residences of affluent families. Primavera was part of a decoration in Pierfrancesco’s house in Florence, where it was hung or fixed above a lettuccio, which is a kind of settle that stood and fixed against the wall in the chamber next to Lorenzo’s bedroom. Moreover, D’Ancona supported this idea by stating that the painting was framed in a white frame, and white is an appropriate colour for weddings. Likewise, Venus e...