'Details of Renaissance Paintings: Birth of Venus' by Andy Warhol (1984) in high resolution

In 1984, Andy Warhol produced a series of prints entitled Details of Renaissance Paintings featuring images from classical Renaissance art. In this particular silkscreen, Warhol raids the sacred bastions of art history to appropriate an image from Sandro Botticelli’s 1482 painting, Birth of Venus. Instead of portraying Venus standing on an open seashell, Warhol focuses on her face and flowing hair. He printed four variations of this image, each in a different color palette. In this print, Venus is portrayed like a photo-negative or “Black Venus.” Warhol’s iconoclastic irreverence is evident in his use of Pop Art’s poster-like style and bold color while simultaneously paying homage to classic art of the past.