The Birth of Venus is a painting familiar especially to those who know about mythology. Sandra Bottling wanted to show the birth of Venus one of the Greek gods In his own point of view. He demonstrates this by how he painted Venus and whom he painted in the drawing with Venus. He also shows it by the type of media he used and what he painted it on. For this painting, he had used tempera on canvas. HIS Inspiration for painting Venus came about during the Renaissance era. It Is one of the first non-biblical female nudes In Italian art (Birth of Venus). Bottling was Influenced to paint Venus from reading Homer’s Scripts.
In particular, one of homer’s scripts was about how Crocus had clashed with his father Uranus. During the clash, Crocus emasculates Uranus and because he had done Venus Is born. In this work, he shows Venus coming of a shell nude covering her body In a modest way. It would signify not only her birth to a new world but also show humanism. The background of the painting shows the ocean which Is how she was able to be born In the first place (Botulism’s Birth of Venus). Also, he Includes Zephyr’s, the god of the wind and he Is shown holding on to a nymph named Colorist.
The wind signifies a guidance so it would make sense to why Zephyr’s is in the painting since he leading Venus. Furthermore, he also includes Pomona the goddess of the spring she awaits Venus with a mantle which is blowing in the wind from Zephyr’s. It shows how Pomona is welcoming the new goddess. Moreover, he painted Venus in such a beautiful way that it shows that he had studied the subject of the painting. It demonstrates that Bottling had thoroughly thought over about how he would want to present Venus. Thus, Bottling had shown many symbols in his painting that corresponds to Homer’s work.