Venus Archive

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    Primevera by Sandro Botticelli is one of the most popular paintings by the artist. Another famous art work by the artist is Birth of Venus. It was commissioned by the Medici family. The painting has comprised Greek mythological gods and goddesses at one place. Their placement and convergence in the painting has made many critics and reviewers to come up with the theories and hypothesizes about what the painting really means. Thus, the painting is in the list of some of the most talked and wrote about painting with other paintings like Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Setting It is an orange-grove. In classical art, orange trees are, allegedly, considered as divine or sacred. We can see the ripe oranges in the trees […]

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The Austrian painter Hans Zatzka is known for painting women in rich environment. His themes varied from mythology to fantasy and sometimes real places. But, his most prolific works represents mythological characters in different sets. The current painting is about the Greek goddess Venus in lying on a ground surrounded by the ‘attendants’. Here, the attendants are the love-angles as the Venus herself is the goddess of love, merrymaking and prosperity. The artist has put her in a surrounding which matches her nature, power and her voluptuous effect in general. The little angles are obviously there of their characteristic resemblances with cupids. Though, they don’t have the bows and arrows of love like cupids but these little angles are as charming and create a sense […]

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