Birth of Venus

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Birth of Venus

Inspired by Sandro Botticelli & Italian Renaissance
Original oil on canvas painting
48 x 60 inch
Embellished with hemp leaves, real diamonds, rubies and gold leaf

Description

Inspiration

The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli probably made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth, when she had emerged from the sea fully-grown. The painting is in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. Although the two are not a pair, the painting is inevitably discussed with Botticelli’s other very large mythological painting, the Primavera, also in the Uffizi. They are among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance; of the two, the Birth is even better known than the Primavera.[1] As depictions of subjects from classical mythology on a very large scale they were virtually unprecedented in Western art since classical antiquity, as was the size and prominence of a nude female figure in the Birth. (Source: Wikipedia)

This Birth of Venus painting was inspired by the great master of Early Renaissance, the Italian Golden Age under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici.

Painting Process

Tatyana’s creative process is fluid and intuitive, up until the last moment, everything could change. She works methodically, but passionately, not settling until it feels perfect, some paintings taking years to complete. A prolific painter, similar to her master teachers, Tatyana has many paintings in progress, waiting for the inspiration to progress to the next step.¬† She uses quality professional oil paints, like Gamblin, Winsor & Newton and Da Vinci and favors Fredrix linen canvas.

Tatyana uses the Old Master’s techniques she’s learned while making replicas at the National Gallery of Art, giving her large scale oil paintings luminosity and depth of color.

Embellishments

Tatyana uses various natural materials and precious gemstones in her oil paintings to create stunning texture and light effects. Dried up flowers, plants, insects, leaves, shels, fur, animal bones and feathers add their unique qualities. Painting is richly embellished with numerous small real faceted Diamonds, Rubies and Gold leaf, true conversation piece suited for sophisticated art collectors.

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