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Venus de Milo

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Casey Aguilar

on 1 September 2013

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Transcript of Venus de Milo

Aphrodite of Melos
What is so amazing about it?
found under the earth (soil) after several centuries
both arms of Aphrodite are missing until now.
the ruffled texture of drapery covering the legs seems to slip off the figure and does implies an insistent feel of erotic tension
depicts the story of the Judgment of Paris
What does it say about art?
convey the meaning that Aphrodite is indeed a goddess of love and beauty, being a symbol of female beauty and aesthetics because of its remarkable fusion of grandeur and grace
the Venus de Milo shows that even though it has a missing arms, it is still be seen as art
What does it say about life?
The philosophy of Ancient Greece, in which humans are an example of perfection in nature and so they thought during their era that the human body has perfect proportions and sizes. Yet, in reality, humans have different proportions of the body. By this, we must learn to differentiate what is reality from ideal.
This art was made to express that love is an ideal which is true and good in reality
What is it all about?
named by King Louis XVIII as "Venus de Milo", meaning "Venus of the apple"
created during the Hellenistic Period
(130 - 100 BC)
came from Cyclades, Greece, formerly the Island of Melos. Today it is located at the Louvre in Paris, France
Made from Parian Marble
Discovered by Yorgos Kentrotas on April 8, 1820 in the City of Melos
Attributed to Alexandros of Antioch
Different Angles of Venus de Milo
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