Venus Rising

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Calum Colvin

Venus Anadyomene (after Titian)
1998
Calum Colvin constructs three-dimensional sets from everyday household objects, which he paints images upon and then photographs. He re-interprets Titian's 'Venus' in a new and very exciting way. "What I wanted to do with it was look at the narrative behind it, the idea of Venus rising from the sea - the birth of Venus - and to make my own version of this image, which would refer to photography and to the notion of creativity, given that the story really is about creation". Colvin's creative stimulus is therefore literary as well as artistic. Like Titian, his point of departure is an ancient story about the goddess of love, as well as an artistic representation of the ideal female form.
  • Credits Presented by the photographer 1999
  • Medium Cibachrome colour photograph
  • Size 101.00 x 76.00 cm
© Calum Colvin