BIRTH OF VENUS (greeting card)
Birth of Venus (Afrodite)
This painting depicts not the actual birth of Venus from the sea, but her transportation in a shell, as a fully mature woman, from the sea to Paphos in Cyprus. At the center of the painting, Venus stands nude on a scallop shell (a visual metaphor for the female vulva) being pulled by a dolphin, one of her symbols.
Fifteen putti, including Cupid and Psyche, and several nymphs and centaurs have gathered to witness Venus arrival. The painting was created at 1879.
Card size: DIN A6 (10 x 15 cm)
Greeting card with fold and white space inside to write down any compliments, description on the backside.
Premium quality envelope inclusive.
SKU: GCARD-P07 Categories: Greeting Cards, Historical Paintings Tags: Ancient Hellas, Aphrodite, Beach, Beauty, Birth, Bouguereau, Goddess, Greek, Greeting Card, Historical Painting, Message Card, Myth, Mythology, Romanticism, Sea, Shell, Venus