One of the most famous paintings in the history of art, “The Birth of Venus” by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli (1444 – 1510) is a representation of spring based upon classical mythology. Renowned for his exquisite Sistine Chapel frescoes, Botticeli was a protégé of the Medici family, who safeguarded “The Birth of Venus” during 1497’s “bonfire of vanities.” Boticelli, who was forgotten after he died, was rediscovered by 19th century Pre-Raphaelite artists.
The spirit of the Renaissance is conveyed by Sandro Botticelli (1444- 1510). Botticelli, a protégé of the powerful Medici family, is renowned for his spectacular Sistine Chapel frescoes and his politically charged mythological allegories. Largely forgotten, his work was rediscovered by 19th century Pre-Raphaelites who admired his highly refined use of color and form; they also shared his passion for upholding the triumph of love and reason over primal instinct.
This finely crafted wall tapestry is made in the USA by skilled artisans, using Jacquard looms and pure cotton yarn. An iron rod and finial are included, in addition to brackets and hardware for easy hanging.