Mixed Media ( Acrylic/Ink/Graphite ) on 297 × 420 Canvas

When Rome was occupied by the Gauls, and the Romans, who were besieged in the Capitol, had made military engines from the hair of women, so that’s why they dedicated a temple to Venus. – Lactantius


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  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    great deconstruction of a john

  • Thanks Loui! always a pleasure my friend. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    An fascinating take on a well know classical piece. How perfection was so well embraced those days, and this is reality. But amidst everything that is falling apart, they eyes shall be the last to die.

  • I’ve always wanted to do a piece on Bottocellis Birth Of Venus but I didn’t want to do a cliched version but something with a bit more depth and relevant to today’s social obsession with the perfect face and body.
    Always enjoy reading your comments Mui-ling. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 2 years ago

    that is a killer piece. WoW. love how it looks like it’s on a building, the seam arounf the eye just adds to the poignant sadness of this powerful piece.

  • Like I said to Mui-Ling, always wanted to do a piece on Botticelli’s masterpiece and you’re right, my idea was to make it look like it’s on a derelict building. At the moment, I’m fascinated with the aging process and I can see parallels with natural decay from wind, rain and sun and that of the human body, the fact that humans are trying to fight that natural process which is as beautiful as beauty itself. In my opinion.

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • MoonlightLover
    MoonlightLoverabout 2 years ago

    This is truly spectacular Jovan, Botticelli’s Birth Of Venus has been reinvented by so many artists but your version is so much more unique. I loved this! xo

  • As you know Antzy, I’m so fascinated with reinvention and or anything retro, as the old saying goes, there’s reallt nothing new under the sun. Everything has been done only differently just like the pop songs you were mentioning the other day in your write up. Happy that you love this sweetie. Thank you. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 2 years ago

    what the hell does my comment mean?…….the ‘of a’ really should not be there it is ment to read…..great deconstruction john……sorry

  • Lol! You saying that my artwork belongs in a toilet? That’s ok, I got the drift of your comment. ( kinda ) Almost as funny as your “farting” comment. That was a good one. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 2 years ago

    Creatively wonderful although it fills me with a deep sense of melancholia…..clever concept Giovanni……and, yes, women’s hair IS pretty amazing :-)))

  • As you can imagine I love women’s hair just as much as you do Lisa. There’s a lot of strength and beauty about it. Thank you for the great compliment. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizabout 2 years ago

    love this!

  • Thank you for the love Helene. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • madvlad
    madvladabout 2 years ago

    ah, john,,shes everybody,s sweet heart,but you have up,d her dreamy sex appeal,here,by making her available again nice art master

  • Can you imagine hundreds of million eyes that have laid on the face of Botticelli’s Venus, an incredible iconic painting Walt. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaabout 2 years ago

    Excellent Image! 07/28/2012

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  • Thank you Deborah, always a pleasure to be featured in your illustrious group. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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    © Angela L Walkerabout 2 years ago


  • Thanks Angela. : D

    – John Dicandia ( JinnDoW )

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