How much is The Birth of Venus worth today?
|Where Is It housed?||Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy|
|What It Is Worth||Estimated around $500 million|
What is unusual about Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus?
Like Botticelli’s other masterpiece, Pallas and the Centaur, the Birth of Venus is painted on canvas – fairly unusual for its time – using a technique of thin tempera, based on the use of diluted egg yolk, which lends itself particularly well to give the painting that aspect of extraordinary transparency, which brings
What does Venus symbolize in this painting?
The painting shows the triumphant Goddess of Love and Beauty. The Romans knew her as Venus, while for the Greeks she was Aphrodite. She stands tall and naked at the centre of the canvas, looking ethereal and luminous. She seems to draw all attention to herself; a symbol of beauty, who is both physical and spiritual.