The Birth-Death of Penis/Venus

2020-

I wondered the 'ideal goddess of beauty and love' made by the male vision in Botticelli’s painting: The Birth of Venus. By playing with the predefined symbolic meanings of the seashell (feminine) and revolver (masculine). The covered genitalia is undefined to be male or female in the painting for me, so I deconstructed/played the idol with both sex/gender.

Sandro Botticelli, The Birth of Venus (c. 1484–1486) 

Tempera on canvas. 172.5 cm × 278.9 cm (67.9 in × 109.6 in). Uffizi, Florence

(photo from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_Venus)

The Birth-Death of Penis/Venus

2020-

left: 13 x 5.5 x 5 cm, right: 18 x 12 x 5 cm

porcelain, glaze

left: 13 x 10 x 6 cm, right: 16 x 6 x 4 cm

porcelain, glaze

each about 8 x 5 x3 cm

porcelain, glaze

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