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The Birth of Rokeby Venus (Homage to Velazquez) 

60cm (W) x 45cm (H)
Acrylic paint on canvas (Framed)

$ 1,500.00

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Artist:
Rachel Rovay | Artist
Subject:
Birth and motherhood
The cocoon-like shape is a potent symbol and speaks to us on many different levels.A formidable transformation that will be revealed to us over time.

I was inspired by Velasquez’s painting, Rokeby Venus, the symbol of female beauty.

I have painted Venus as an embryo staring directly at the viewer from the mirror. A fetus that is well protected, safe and secure. Life is about to begin and be nurtured.

I painted this work a few months after the birth of my son in 1992 and exhibited it in Melbourne as part of a group exhibition.

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