Known as the “Birth of Venus”, the composition actually shows the goddess of love and beauty arriving on land, on the island of Cyprus, born of the sea spray and blown there by the winds, Zephyr and, perhaps, Aura. The goddess is standing on a giant scallop shell, as pure and as perfect as a pearl. - Uffizi Galleries.
In (Re-)Birth of Venus - Renaissance Painting 2.0 some of todays most talked about contemporary artists will take another look at Botticelli's masterpiece. Participating artists include Jake Wood-Evans, GOIN, Guillermo Lorca, Madsaki, Amadeo Morelos, Ricardo Passaporte, Judy Rifka and Mircea Suciu.