The Birth of Venus

The Birth of Venus

Artist Sandro Botticelli

Date ca. 1482

Movement Italian Renaissance

Medium Tempera on panel

Dimensions 6’8 x 10’4″

Housed at Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Here, Venus floats gently to the shore, where a woman awaits to clothe her in a floral rob, while Zephyr and Chloris help move her along. Unlike in Primavera, the scene here offers an expansive backdrop. Shallow modeling of the figures make them appear weightless.