I. Venus with the Golden Apple of Paris.
About the work
Originally created by Hendrick Goltzius in 1611 and colorized by Stephan Raymond Post in 2020 in over a 100 hours of work. Venus holds in her hand the golden apple that she received as an award from Paris for his judgment of who the most beautiful woman is. Next to her is her son Amor/Cupid with a bow and arrow. In the background the judgment of Paris. This is a modernized image of the 1611 projection of the goddess Aphrodite. To create her skin color, images of the planet Venus were used. For Amor/Cupid a mix of Mars and Venus since Ares is the father who is associated with Mars. This makes Amor's skin slightly more red. Aphrodites hair is radiant blond with a gloss of strawberry red. Her silver tiara and silk white robe bring out further the associated colors. In this growing exhibition Aphrodite is the 1st of the 12 Olympian gods that will be issued in the next 2 years. The original work is 18.6 × 26.4 cm. It has now been scaled up to a size of 100 × 160 cm. An impressive graphic design to see. Powered by the new and advanced Adobe Creative Cloud programs and graphics practice since 2008.
Original released via: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-27.170