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    The Birth of Venus by LOARTZ

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    $203.00

    Description
    • Materials: Solid white Polystone ( Stone like high-quality material ) 
    • Dimensions: 11" (28 cm) tall x 7" width x 6.5"depth
    • Weight: 3.3lbs (1.5 kg)
    • This statue comes with Venus Statue, Hairpieces with magnetic attachments and Seashell stand
    • Created and Designed Sculpture by LOARTZ
    • Worldwide Shipping


    This is a sculpture that I designed and sculpted. It all started from thinking, 'what would it look like if Venus from Sandro Botticelli's painting was standing in a beautiful figure as a statue?'
    Venus from the picture is boasting her beautiful figure, but if it were to become a sculpture in real life, most of the body parts would be distorted. I tried to maintain the original figure as far as I could, while it doesn't feel too awkward. The Venus in the picture is tilted sideways because of the wind blowing from the side, but if I were to convey that to sculpture, it would look a little unstable. So I made it look more stable by slightly changing the slope of its legs. The clam that Venus stands on and the waves beneath it are also carved out like a sculpture.

    However, there was a limitation in carving the thin hair. At first, I expressed hare hair as one piece like other sculptures, but then the hair part broke during delivery. So I separated the hair and put a magnet inside to make it easier to reassemble. I didn't want to separate the finished statue like this, but it was a choice for the safe shipping of the statue. Please understand. I hope you like my statue.

     

     * All statues in loartz.com are recreated and designed by LOARTZ Vancouver, Canada.
    Once digital sculpting is complete, then the model is 3D printed and cast by the world's top artisans in Hong Kong who have been doing this professionally for years.

     

     

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    The Birth of Venus Painting

    The original 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.

    The Birth of Venus by LOARTZ
    Design Process

    The Venus that I see in the painting has 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 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.

    Sculpture Detail
    I designed and sculpted the original model myself, and artists who are recognized as the top of the industry do the actual production of the sculpture. So even though it may be a little costly to finish the artwork itself, it calls for the best sculpture with the best quality. The dimensions of this sculpture are 11 inches in height, 7 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep. The material used is white polystone that feels cold to the touch like a stone – it is a high-quality material that has a stable weight to it that feels like white stone.

    Shipping & Delivery

    Shipping & Tracking Number
    We ship worldwide, in 1 ~ 3 days after payment (doesn't include Sat, Sun or holidays)
    All packages include tracking numbers.

    ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIME
    Normally buyers receive their orders within 1~2 weeks for US and 2~3 weeks for Worldwide

    Statue Materials

    Cast Marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Marble stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Marble stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn't have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.