The Birth of Venusby Sandro Botticelli Hyeri Park, A!y Chung
MythThis painting relates to the myth that explains Venus’sbirth.According to the myth, the Venus, the Roman goddess ofbeauty and love, emerged "om the sea upon a she! as afu!y grown woman. She was born when Zeus castratedTitan Uranus and ki!ed him.
How is the myth retold through the painting..The painting portrays the a#ermath of Venus’s creation. Zephyr andAura, the gods of wind, is pushing Venus toward a shore, and aNymph is reaching out to cover her naked body with a robe. Venus isdepicted as a modest and graceful ﬁgure, as she is carefu!y leaningon one hip and covering her body. The colors used in the painting,especia!y the green hues of the sea, delivers a sense of warmth andlove, harmonizing with the image and characteristics of Venus.
Title: Echo and Narcissus Artist: John Waterhouse Myth relates to: Myth of Echo and NarcissusStory: Narcissus, a beautiful nymph, has fallen in love with his own reﬂection. He is trapped by the sight of his own beauty and ﬁnally dies.Yellow Narcissus ﬂowers grow where Narcissus dies and Waterhouse depicts these ﬂowers in his painting. Echo, a nymph who loves Narsissus, loses an ability to speak and quietly watches her love.
BIRTH OF VENUS• Artist - Sandro Botticelli• The myth it relates to - Relates to birth of Venus who was created by Uranus’s blood• How this myth is retold through the painting - As Aphrodite was born, gods from nearby environment came and helped to cloth herself.
WORKS CITED• http://www.artble.com/ artists/sandro_botticelli/ paintings/birth_of_venus• http://www.paleothea.com/ Myths/BirthAphrodite.html• http://www.mythweb.com/ encyc/entries/aphrodite.html
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