Sandro Botticelli is a well-known pioneer of the early Renaissance. Born in the middle class, he received a good art education from childhood, posing an influence on his painting style. In his adulthood, Sandro Botticelli was appreciated by the Medici family, and through this relationship, he gained political protection and opened the door to celebrities in the arts and the arts.
In the early Renaissance, painters mostly painted biblical stories. Starting from Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, ancient Greek and Roman myths began to become important painting themes.
Many of the characters and stories in Roman mythology are based on Greek mythology, of which Venus corresponds to the character Aphrodite in Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, Gaia, the mother of the Earth, and Uranus, the first God of the Sky, gave birth to the twelve Titans. The smallest of them was Cronus. ), Under Gaia’s encouragement, his uncle seized power and became the second king of gods. Kronos cut off the phallus of his father Uranos and threw it into the sea. God’s flesh stirred up waves and thick foam in the sea. Then Aphrodite, a symbol of love and beauty, was born from the foam Aphrodite means “emergence in a bubble,” or foam-arisen). She then took the shell and arrived in Cyprus.
Venus in the painting has a good-looking face, a slender figure, and long hair, but his expression seems slightly confused because of the arrival of the new world and the crowds of Gods.
The God of Wind on the left flared his mouth and gently blew Venus towards the shore. Waves spread out on the sea surface, while his female companion, the God of Flower, would rain in roses, pouring the sense of romance at this moment.
右侧的春神准备将由鲜花装饰的锦衣披到维纳斯的身上。据说春神所戴的月桂花环和她身旁的月桂树（Laurel）都是对赞助人洛伦佐·德·美蒂奇(Lorenzo de’ Medici)名字的暗示。
The God of Spring on the right is going to put Venus on the body decorated with flowers. The laurel wreath was worn by Spring God and the Laurel beside her hints to the name of the patron Lorenzo de ’Medici.
The characters in the painting have got rid of the rigidity of the characters in the medieval works, but the overall image of Venus still bears the shadow of Gothic art. Venus’ body weight is not evenly distributed on both sides of the body, the neck is long, and the proportion of hands and feet is a bit exaggerated. But because of this, she looks more like a God, a light, floating god. Botticelli pays more attention to sensation than technique. He emphasizes the outline and look and feel by painting flat colors and a weakening perspective. From the composition point of view, Venus is in the center position, with a little shyness and sadness, “floating” on the shell, the God of Wind flying on the left, and the God of Spring lifting the cloak on the right. The sky, petals, waves, and laurel trees add a sense of tranquility to the picture and also enhance the sense of hierarchy.
Today, this work has been adapted and progressed by contemporary artists as the original material, stoning a place in modern culture.