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Birth of Santa Holiday Cards (Box of 10)

Birth of Santa Holiday Cards (Box of 10)

Santa Classics

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Santa appears in place of Venus in Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus in this humorous Christmas card by photographer Ed Wheeler.

  • 5 × 7 inches (12.7 × 17.7 cm)
  • White envelopes included
  • Blank inside for your own message
  • Product type: Christmas Card
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5.375 × 7.375 × 0.625 inches  (13.7 × 18.7 × 1.6 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 lb (8.0 oz; 227 g)
  • SKU010006285

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Sandro Botticelli, probable Self Portrait

About the Artist

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli (1445 — 1510) was one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance. His Birth of Venus and Primavera are often said to epitomize for modern viewers the spirit of the Renaissance. Botticelli's reputation suffered posthumously until the late 19th century, when he was rediscovered by the Pre-Raphaelites who stimulated a reappraisal of his work.  Since then, his paintings have been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting.

Sandro Botticelli in the Chrysler Museum

About the Artist

Ed Wheeler / Santa Classics

Santa Classics is a series of images created by artist, photographer Ed Wheeler. He imagines Santa entering into the great masterworks of art, with humor and reverence for the originals.

Ed Wheeler has researched hundreds of paintings and finds that certain compositions beckon to him for a "Santa intervention." Often Santa replaces a main figure in a painting; sometimes he is added to a group composition or may even be the single human presence in a landscape. Ed's intent is to pay homage to the original paintings while offering art lovers an additional reason to smile. Once a painting is selected, he embarks on a multi-step process to fully integrate Santa into the lighting, brushstrokes and tonal values of a particular painting while maintaining the fidelity of the original. It is this attention to detail, lighting and relationships between figures, which lead to another kind of art experience.

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