The Birth of Venus is a mythological academic painting by Hungarian artist Adolf Hirémy-Hirschl.
Analysis of Hirémy-Hirschl’s The Birth of Venus
The Birth of Venus by Adolph Hirémy-Hirschl depicts a scene from Roman mythology where Venus was borne to the shore by the foam of the sea to become the goddess of love. Here we see her bound headlong for the beach, impelled onwards by her fated godhead. Hirémy-Hirschl was a popular painter of historical and mythological scenes in Vienna, however, Hirémy-Hirschl’s reputation was gradually ousted by Gustav Klimt and his peers.
Adolph Hirémy-Hirschl: The Birth of Venus is in a private collection after being sold at Sotheby’s in London in 2003.