Stunning Large Bronze "The Birth of Venus"
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The Birth of Venus - this sculpture is based on one of the most popular paintings by Sandro Botticelli under the same titlewhichis held in theUffiziGalleryinFlorence.
This sculpturedepictsthe goddess Venus, having emerged from theseaas a fully grown woman, arriving at the sea-shore motif.It ismade from the lost wax or cire perdue process.
Venus- is theRoman goddesswhose functions encompassed love, beauty,sex, fertility, prosperity and victory.
The Romans adapted the myths and iconography of herGreek counterpartAphroditeforRoman artandLatin literature. In the laterclassical traditionofthe West, Venus becomes one of the most widely referenced deities ofGreco-Roman mythologyas the embodiment of love and sexuality.
Over the years Venus became a popular subject ofpaintingandsculpture. As a "classical" figure for whomnuditywas her natural state, it was socially acceptable to depict her unclothed. As the goddess ofsexuality, a degree of erotic beauty in her presentation was justified, which appealed to many artists and their patrons.
Sometimes called by the French name of 'cireperdue' or the Latin, 'ceraperduta' is the process by which a bronze or brass is cast from an artist's sculpture. In industrial uses, the modern process is called investment casting. An ancientpractice, the process today varies from foundry to foundry, but the steps which are usually used in casting small bronze sculptures in a modern bronze foundry are generally quite standardised.
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