A Russian Artist Reproduces Botticelli’s Venus As An Porcelain Doll

Inspired by Botticelli's Venus, Russian artist Anya Kozlova recreated the timeless beauty as an intricate porcelain doll.

And to complete the effect, Kozlova painted a fitting background to shoot against the doll, perfectly recreating the Birth of Venus painting.

Kozlova specializes in such dolls that are elaborate. Each one has human ball joints and hand-carved and hand-painted details, making them look highly realistic. You can follow Kozlova's work here for more behind-the-scenes shots of her job. It's a fascinating procedure.