About Diego Velazquez’s Rokeby Venus
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Diego Velazquez created this masterpiece between 1647-1651.
The work depicts Venus the Roman god of love lying naked on a bed from behind. Her son, Cupid holds a mirror as she admires herself.
This work was controversial because it came at a time when the general public opposed nudity. The Spanish leadership tolerated it because it did not explicitly depict sexual nudity.
This work is significant because it showed Venus with brown hair. In the past, Venus' traditional hair color was blonde.
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About The Rokeby Venus Print
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- Stretchers with 1.50” thickness for a gallery-style aesthetic.
- Stretched, prepped, and printed in the USA.
- Hanging kit included in all orders.
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- We make these canvases, especially for printing. Our canvases when blank are white.
These canvases are printed using only HP Latex Ink. This process makes our canvas prints fade resistant for as long as 100 years.
We only use superior quality frames. The stretching of our canvases is done with wooden stretchers.
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About The Artist
Diego Velazquez was a Spanish artist alive from 1599-1660. During the Golden Age, he was the leading artist to the king. Many recognize him as individualistic and for his use of brush strokes. Many great artists after him cite Velazquez as a main course of inspiration.