Divinely Venus: The Movement of the Greek Goddess - Lauren Douglas

This gallery will give a small glimpse into the emotions and perceptions conveyed through sculptures and paintings of Greek Goddess Aphrodite as well as her Roman counterpart Venus and how time periods and cultures may have affected how she was seen.

The Statue of Aphrodite depicts her standing with her son Eros by her side. The overall attention to detail hints at the attempt to produce realism within the statue.
Venus with the Organ Player shows exactly what the title describes. She's given a more realistic form by the curves displayed as the blended colors add a neutral mood to the painting.
Head of Aphrodite is a simplistic sculpture of her head. There isn't much detail depicted aside from the attention paid to her hair. But the lines are smooth, round and organic.
Venus with a Mirror shows her children holding up a mirror so that she could see her reflection. As she's looking at herself, she doesn't seem shocked although her hand may depict so.
Aphrodite Wearing a Bird Headdress was sculpted in Africa and the artist added a bit of their culture into the artwork but still kept her shape curvy and more realistic.
Sleeping Venus shows her asleep out on the grass, away from the people; as shown by the way the artists properly portrayed the proportion of the buildings behind her.
Aphrodite and Pan shows her talking to Pan about something she's pointing to while Eros is trying to get her attention but not succeeding. Pan is seemingly telling her something important.
The Death of Adonis depicts, with great detail, just how affected Venus was by what happened to the man she loved. Individualized emotions are given to each character represented in the painting.
Statuette of Aphrodite and Eros is another sculpture of the goddess and her son seemingly walking while Eros tries to reach up and grab his mother's hand and she doesn't look as if she's denying him.
The Birth of Venus depicts how the goddess came to be a living being on this Earth, being born of the sea, and how she was instantly welcomed amongst the gods and goddesses.
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