Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.317)

Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.317)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

Screenprint, 1984
Signed Print Edition of 70
H 81cm x W 112cm

Critical Review

Warhol’s Details of Renaissance Paintings series draws from the masterworks of Italian Renaissance artists. Towards the end of his life, the Pop artist returned to these old masters and pulled them into his twentieth-century idea of celebrity. Here, Botticelli has adapted the Roman goddess Venus into the role of celebrity. Venus becomes reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe with her cropped, repeated “headshot” and simplified print format. In applying his iconic style to the paintings of old masters, Warhol has placed himself into the canon of great artists.

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