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The old pond- a frog jumps in, sound of water - Basho
 

Return of Venus

16X24 (oil on canvas) I based this painting off the scene of Roman Goddess Venus rising from the sea (Venus Anadyomene). This scene has been depicted by many painters in the past but possibly best recognized by 15 cen. Italian painter Sandro Botticelli and Late 18 cen. painter William Bouguereau’s “Birth of Venus”. Venus is the Roman equivalent of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. These experiences and values we innately strive to seek as human beings.