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William-Adolphe Bouguereau concluded his masterpiece entitled Naissance de Venus, translated to Birth of Venus, in 1879. This outstanding artwork has a massive height of nine feet and is seven feet wide. The painting was commissioned for the Paris Salon exhibit, and also won the prestigious Grand Prix de Rome, as well as being purchased by the Musée du Luxembourg. The artwork is currently located at the Musée d’Orsay, in Paris.
In Birth of Venus, Bouguereau portrays the how Venus – not at her birth, but as a fully grown woman – being transported to the city of Paphos in the Eastern Mediterranean in a large shell. The mythological character of Venus derives from the ancient Greek culture, and she stands for the epidemy of beauty and love. Bouguereau had formal Academic training, studying at the renown École des Beaux-Arts. The artist was influenced not only by the Classic Greek artists but especially the Renaissance painters who had the same influence. In fact, there are many similarities from Bouguereau’s painting to Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece equally entitled The Birth of Venus, as well as The Triumph of Galatea by Raphael.
The beautifully thought out composition of this painting leads the viewer’s eyes from the leading figure, Venus, to the other characters around her, and finally to the angels in the background. Her nude body stands out from all others, as she exhibits herself standing on an oversized shell and letting her long, brown, curly hair that reaches her thighs flow. The exact position of the model can be seen in another work by Bouguereau entitled La Nymphee. In the forefront, a merman can be seen from behind, emerging from the ocean and blowing on a seashell-like a horn. There are also two playful angles riding on a dark-colored dolphin, and one looks dreamily at the beautiful Goddess over him.
Behind Venus, a couple more mermen are coming out of the water, as well as three more nude figures that accompany them – in which all look directly at the Goddess of love. Light colored clouds in the background with countless angels flying over the sky. The position of the angels creates a captivating swirl, just as the figures in the forefront. Bouguereau became very successful amongst the public and art critics of the time because of his breathtaking nudes.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Naissance de Venus (Birth of Venus), you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Naissance de Venus (Birth of Venus) that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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