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Andy Warhol: Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.318) - Signed Print

Details Of Renaissance Paintings (Sandro Botticelli, Birth Of Venus, 1482) (F. & S. II.318)
Signed Print

Andy Warhol

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

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Critical Review

Produced in the last years of his life, Warhol’s Details of Renaissance Paintings series adapts Italian Renaissance masterpieces by the likes of Paolo Uccello, Leonardo da Vinci, and Sandro Botticeli. This particular image from Botticelli diverges most from the Quattrocento master’s palette. Warhol replaces the naturalistic peaches and blue sea with red and black skin reminiscent of a heat map. Despite cropping, overdrawing, and altering colour and tone, the image remains totally recognisable. Thus, Warhol has effectively applied his treatment of celebrity even to Roman goddesses and Renaissance masters.

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