The Birth of Venus
Artist – Sandro Botticelli
The image of a beautiful Venus rising out of the ocean in a shell is one of the most recognisable in the world. The painting, completed in 1484, is a Renaissance masterpiece that was commissioned for the Medici family. The scale of the painting and the detailing is exquisite and awe-inspiring. The painting showcases the young Venus being ushered onshore by Zephyr, god of West end, and ready to be clothed by Pomona, the goddess of spring.