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Making Venus in the painting into a sculpture
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 The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Italian artist Sandro Botticelli made in the mid 1480s. It depicts the goddess Venus arriving at the shore after her birth. This is among the most famous paintings in the world, and icons of the Italian Renaissance.

As befitting for the goddess of beauty, Venus poses as the embodiment of mystique and charm.

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli
The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

One day, I was looking at the painting and wondered, “What if this painting was a sculpture? How would that be?” “If Venus was made into a sculpture, how would she look?” 

So I surfed the Internet for all sculptures of Venus but none really came close to satisfy my expectations. The kind of beauty indescribable in words that is present in the painting was not translated into the other sculptures. 

So I decided to make a sculpture that would certainly aim to embody the kind of indescribable beauty present in the painting.

 The Venus that I see in the painting has an unparalleled beauty, but also a very unique figure as the goddess of beauty.

Making this improbable figurine into a sculpture certainly was not easy: what may seem beautiful on a painting may seem weird and out-of-place for a sculpture. For example, this shifting of Venus to the right may not seem so bizarre in a painting, but it can appear highly unstable in a 3D sculpture. Also, her elongated anatomy is rather improbable and exaggerated, and when one tries to recreate this in a sculpture it may look crooked and bizarre to the naked eye.

Design Process
Design Process

So initially I recreated the Venus as is into the sculpture. Then, I made changes to it to maintain the integrity of the original piece while making the sculpture look less bizarre and more beautiful and stable. Also, for increased support for Venus standing atop the seashell, I changed the shape of the seashell while adding a wave-shaped stand underneath the seashell so Venus could stand alone without any additional support.

Matching with the Paint
Matching with the Paint
Digital Model Detail Sculpting
Digital Model Detail Sculpting
Sculpted Digital Model Turntable
Sculpted Digital Model Turntable
3D Printed Model
3D Printed Model

 I designed and sculpted the original model myself, and artists who are recognized as the top of the industry do the actual production of the sculpture. So even though it may be a little costly to finish the artwork itself, it calls for the best sculpture with the best quality. The dimensions of this sculpture are 11 inches in height, 7 inches wide, and 6.5 inches deep. The material used is white polystone that feels cold to the touch like a stone – it is a high-quality material that has a stable weight to it that feels like a white stone.

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 If the project is successful it will help me create many more beautiful sculptures like this. I have some awesome projects in line. All these sculptures are created by me and are true works of art, not scans. 

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  • July 2018 : Kickstarter campaign launch
  • August 2018 : Kickstarter campaign concludes
  • September 2018 : Production starts
  • October 2018 : Shipping starts
 

 Hi, this is e Lo. I am a digital sculptor. I've been working in game / film industries for 10 years as a digital artist. I love digital sculpting and creating beautiful sculptures never existed before. That's why I launched the first project ( Jesus on the Cross ) and now I am launching the second project. 

I need your support to keep making beautiful sculptures like this.

There is my online store named 'loartz'. After this campaign is ended, you can buy this sculpture here below with the retail price.

If you were interested in my artwork, please visit and follow my Facebook page for the latest updates.

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