The Birth of Venus
Solid white Polystone ( Stone like high-quality material )
28 cm (11 inches ) tall
The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth. This is among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance. As befitting for the goddess of beauty, Venus poses as the embodiment of mystique and charm.
Lo recreated the Venus as is into the sculpture.
“ The Venus that I see in the painting has an unparalleled beauty, but also a very unique figure as the goddess of beauty. Making this improbable figurine into a sculpture certainly was not easy: what may seem beautiful on a painting may seem weird and out-of-place for a sculpture. For example, this shifting of Venus to the right may not seem so bizarre in a painting, but it can appear highly unstable in a 3D sculpture. Also, her elongated anatomy is rather improbable and exaggerated, and when one tries to recreate this in a sculpture it may look crooked and bizarre to the naked eye. So initially I recreated the Venus as is into the sculpture. Then, I made changes to it to maintain the integrity of the original piece while making the sculpture look less bizarre and more beautiful and stable. Also, for increased support for Venus standing atop the seashell, I changed the shape of the seashell while adding a wave-shaped stand underneath the seashell so Venus could stand alone without any additional support.”