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The Greatest Works Art Containing Venus

Updated October 1, 2020 9 votes 5 voters 16.8k views30 items

List of famous Venus art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Venus paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Venus works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Venus has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Venus art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

Examples of items on this list include The Birth of Venus and Primavera.

If you're looking to answer the question, "What is an example of Venus art?" then this list will be of use to you.
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    Borghese Venus

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    Borghese Venus, 2nd century CE Roman marble copy of the Aphrodite of Cnidus. Once in the Borghese collection, it now resides in the Louvre Museum thanks to its purchase by Napoleon. The accompanying Cupid and dolphin are both classical attributes of Venus but are probably the addition of the Roman copyist. Its accession number is MR 369....  more
    • Subject: Venus
    • Art Form: Sculpture
    • Period / Movement: Hellenistic Art
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    Colonna Venus

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    The Colonna Venus is a Roman marble copy of the lost Aphrodite of Cnidus by Praxiteles, conserved in the Museo Pio-Clementino as a part of the Vatican Museums' collections. It is now the best-known and perhaps most faithful Roman copy of Praxiteles' original. The Colonna Venus is one of four marble Venuses presented in 1783 to Pope Pius VI by Don Filippo Giuseppe Colonna; this, the best of them, was published in Ennio Quirino Visconti's catalogue of the Museo Pio-Clementino, where it was identified for the first time as a copy of the Cnidian Venus. Immediately it eclipsed the somewhat flaccid variant of the same model that, as the Belvedere Venus, had long been in the Vatican collections....  more
    • Subject: Venus
    • Art Form: Sculpture
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  • Primavera, also known as Allegory of Spring, is a tempera panel painting by Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Painted ca. 1482, the painting is described in Culture & Values as "[o]ne of the most popular paintings in Western art". It is also, according to Botticelli, Primavera, "one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world." Most critics agree that the painting, depicting a group of mythological figures in a garden, is allegorical for the lush growth of Spring. Other meanings have also been explored. Among them, the work is sometimes cited as illustrating the ideal of Neoplatonic love. The painting itself carries no title and was first called La...  more
    • Artist: Sandro Botticelli
    • Subject: Venus, Zephyrus, Flora, Chloris, Cupid
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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    Sacred and Profane Love is an oil painting by Titian, painted circa 1514. The painting is presumed to have been commissioned by Niccolò Aurelio, a secretary to the Venetian Council of Ten to celebrate his marriage to a young widow, Laura Bagarotto. It perhaps depicts the bride dressed in white, sitting beside Cupid and being assisted by Venus in person....  more
    • Artist: Titian
    • Subject: Venus
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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