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Adhara as Venus by dreamweaver69 Adhara as Venus by dreamweaver69
I started working this image after seeing a pose by Adhara. At first glance I remembered a painting that we had in Art History class and when I looked at title it all came in view. The painting was mentioned in Art History as a reference to the female body and how what was considered as the perfect body had changed over time. I started to get all the images collected and my fatherís health went down. I couldnít get my mind back to this image. He passed away and I hit a wall. I could not get my mind on anything. I submitted a few images to my stock account but more or less went incommunicado. I finally felt I had to get back to the image. I had told Adhara that I was working an image and that helped get me moving.

I then did some research and read some mythology. Uranus and Gaia were mentioned, Gaia being Earth, and Uranus being god of the Heavens. Uranus Blanketed Gaia every night and had many offspring. Uranus was not happy with the offspring, which were the Titians, Cyclopes and the giants Hecatonchires. Gaia in her anger had one of the bravest offspring, Cronus, castrate Uranus in his sleep and then cast his testicles into the sea. From the genitals that were cast into the sea Venus was born later called Aphrodite from which love and beauty came forth in statues and paintings.

Now after I read that and I had the painting by Sandro Botticelli in mind, something seemed to be wrong. The male image had a female in his arms and seemed to be blowing air or a least seemed happy. Why would Uranus, after being castrated be doing anything but yelling or screaming or at least showing anger?

I then went and researched the painting itself. Yes, it was the birth of Venus but the figures in the painting were not Gaia or Uranus; they were Zephyrus the wind god and his female companion Aura and One of the Graces or nymphs, representing the seasons, providing clothing. Now everything seemed to make sense. As you may can tell my mind is not all here yet but that is normal for me.

I want to thank Adhara for her work in the posing and for being patient and sharing her time.
Jeep

Venus

The Grace with Danielle

Zephyrus and Aura Me and my friend Cindy
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:iconalanarmstrong:
alanarmstrong Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
This a wonderful tribute to Botticelli's art with photos.I have made a tribute also ([link] )I invite you to see it.
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Thank you very much and I liked your study and thoughts on the botticelli Painting Birth of Venus. Bringing the past into the present always interests me nice work
Jeep
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alanarmstrong Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
This a wonderful tribute with photos to Botticelli's art.I have made a tribute also ([link] )I invite you to see it.
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:iconomoreau:
omoreau Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
I'm also a fan of Botticelli as you can see here : [link]

I put your nice work in my new collection :
[link]
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Thank you very much for adding Adhara as Venus ,you have a very nice collection. I see there are many Botticelli fans I had fun viewing the different Art works


Jeep
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DukeNukez Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
que cutrez...
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
I could not find a translation for cutrez
Jeep
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:iconmooneigh:
Mooneigh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Botticelli would be flattered
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thank you and I too loved this one. When I got the poses the Botticelli painting was first thing that came to mind from Art History course I had taken. I had thought of the image before as I had some shells I had picked up in Okinawa that were perfect but never had the female pose I needed
:hug: Jeep
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:iconprincessflifli:
PrinCeSSFlifli Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
I think it is to much "copy-past"...
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
Thank you it was meant to be a different look at an old masters painting using a newer medium
Jeep
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:iconvaia:
vaia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry it took me so long to comment, Jeep :hug: I've kept these in my watch box so I wouldn't forget ^^;

I think this one is absolutely wonderful. You captured the mythos beautifully!
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
Thank you
When I saw the pose in a thumbnail view the birth of venus painting came to my mind . I remember it from an Art history class. It was one of my favorite paintings and I had Shells from Okinawa that I thought would work perfect.
:hug: Jeep
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Yuffie1972 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifu absolutely Beautiful!!!
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thank you that is one I just had to complete
:hug: jeep
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Rhiannon104 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Another beauty :D :wave:
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thank you so much hopefully this is the one that helped me brak down the wall and get back into the graphics of my safehaven :):)
:hug: jeep
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selva-amarga Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
this is a beautiful art, my friend!!

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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thank you very much.
I was really out of sorts and couldnt seem to get started on any graphics. I have to think Adhara for helping me get moving again
:hug: Jeep
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HOULY1970 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Very Cool Jeep.

I recognized the scene you attempted to create immediately.
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
Thanks yes I remembered it from a art history class and when I saw the pose yep had to try
Jeep
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AdharaBatul Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
As I've already told you, thanks so much for doing this. It's wonderful, and I love every little detail on it.
Thanks for your words, too *smiles*
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
:hug: :hug: :hug: Jeep
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:icon3sunflower:
3sunflower Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Wonderful idea Jeep! Yes, love and beauty is all we need :aww:.


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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thank you and yes love is the key always has been. Hope you are well
:hug: :hug: Jeep
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
So mystical and pretty! All the flowers and creatures you have added in the sky and water is a nice touch! :clap:
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006
Thanks Adhara said she liked flowers and birds and the Birth of Venus was suppose to be bringing Love and beauty into the world so had to have mother natures creatures
:hug: Jeep
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Forget2Heal Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006   Photographer
This is very beautiful. You did a very very nice job!! I love this image and I love this mythological connotations with it as I am in Mythology this year in school. VERY NICE!!!! :hug:

:skullbones: Kitty :skullbones:
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Thank you very much I just wish I had paid more attention when I was in school but it is still fun going back and relearning
:hug: jeep
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:iconforget2heal:
Forget2Heal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006   Photographer
If you would like to use them I'm working on getting a couple of stock series' going that are Greco-Roman God/Goddess themed.
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
That sounds great.
I am almost at a point where I can spend some quality time at the PC and graphics. I will be watching for the images
:hug: :hug: Jeep
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Forget2Heal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006   Photographer
ok cool, it may be a month or so before I get them done and posted but I'm working on it right now.
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
Great I will be looking foward to seeing your work and I will have time to let my mind wander and dream :):) Thanks
:hug: :hug: Jeep
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Forget2Heal Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006   Photographer
Of course of course
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
What can I say? :+favlove: This is lovely, and it's magical. I love your interpreation of this masterpiece. It's well conceived, and it has a gentle, calming appeal. This is gorgeous!
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
Thanks you very much and for your stock work. I needed some calming :):)
:hug: Jeep
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FantasyStock Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
You are more than welcome, Jeep! I love when you use my stock. Thank you for sharing your art with me. And I'm glad this process did some good for you. Be well.
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GD-litenin Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Great job Wiz and thanks for sharing the story . . . I never had any art classes and didn't pay much attention to history in general when I was a kid in school. Funny how the things that didn't mean much then seem to be very interesting now.

Very nice work and very pretty models as well. :)
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Thanks and I too didnt pay much attention but am slowly catching up :):). Take care
Jeep
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:icongd-litenin:
GD-litenin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
lol see how we are :D

btw - welcome back my friend. :highfive:
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phantomofnyc Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Jeep, Your work always impresses me. This is great. Love how you did take an image close to the one we were speaking of and it's just owned by you now :hug: great sort of pop out of the artistic history of the piece. I love this. Great job!
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Thanks
I hope this tears down the wall and I can get back to the graphics mind has settled :):) and yell if you can get back out here :):)
:hug: Jeep
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phantomofnyc Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
I might come sooner, cause I dont know if i want to mail this or just drive down. dont wanna bother you though. might send it. I have my teeth pulled thursday. So tomorrow if (well im not working cause im quitting tomorrow) LOL I'm just going to the post office
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
You wont bother us but but do as you wish the door is always open here. take care
:hug: jeep
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional Photographer
Very nice bit of work. :) and she does make a quite elegant muse.
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Thank you very much and yes she does
Jeep
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:iconannora:
annora Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
This is so very tastefully done.

:clap: :salute: I applaud you! And salute you!
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dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Thanks you very very much I just hope it is my way back into the graphics and what I call my Safehaven
:hug: :hug: :hug: Jeep
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:iconannora:
annora Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Art is delicious.
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:icondreamweaver69:
dreamweaver69 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
Yes I agree it is the one place where I can find peace and a smile
:hug: Jeep
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