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A sculpture of a famous painting – Botticelli’s Venus in NYC – The Artsology Blog

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I was walking around the west side of Manhattan, and took a photograph of this sculpture in an outdoor park area. It wasn’t until I got home and took a second look that I realized that this sculpture is based on Sandro Botticelli’s painting “The Birth of Venus,” (c. 1484–1486) which is in the collection of The Uffizi in Florence, Italy. Do you see the resemblance in the way the hands and hair are positioned? And the fact that the woman is standing on a seashell? Scroll down to see a comparison.

sculpture in NYC based on Botticelli's Birth of Venus painting
Sculpture seen on the west side of NYC … do you recognize this figure from a famous painting?

Here’s a side-by-side comparison with Botticelli’s famous painting:

sculpture found in NYC compared to Botticelli painting of Venus



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