In the history of art there are not many sculptures that instantly gained popularity. The widely revered statue of Venus de Milo is one of them.
Venus in ancient Roman mythology was originally the goddess of spring and flowering; belonged to the oldest Italian deities. Venus later began to be revered as the goddess of love and beauty, which was captured by the Greek sculptor Agessander in the 4th century BC. Named Milo in honor of the island on which it was found, the sculpture became the favorite of the public and took pride of place in the Louvre in the early 19th century. We had to fight for the found masterpiece, and while the parties resolved the issue in the fight, the statue lost both hands, but it did not become less attractive from this. On the contrary, it acquired a certain charm.
The sculpture fascinates with plasticity and grace. The master introduced to us the young goddess half-naked, giving the opportunity to enjoy her slim body. Smooth lines of the body, perfect breast shape, accentuated waist and rounded hips - the sophisticated beauty is so captivating that it is difficult to look away.
Roman sculptors with great realism imprinted their ideals in marble. The cult of body beauty made them choose flawless forms. However, despite the admiration for youth, the sculpture is quite simple and true. The hairstyle was carefully conveyed, and the toga that fell on her hips, which the maiden did not have time to pick up. A moment, and lovely forms appeared to the world. Facial features are inspired and as if permeated by the rays of the sun. The face of Venus is feminine, beautiful, filled with serenity and warmth.
Venus gives every admirer eternal youth through love - a great creative power. Her beauty enchants, conquers, intoxicates. She hovers above the ground, transforming a cloudy day, turning a faded lake into a crystal cycle, and faded foliage instantly gains strength, endowing the world with fragrance and heady aroma of ether.
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