Large Venus De Milo Resin Statue - White - RMN-Grand Palais
This Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais Large Venus de Milo resin Statue is based upon the original Hellenistic sculpture, Aphrodite (Venus de Milo), made in Paros Marble by Alexandros of Antioch-on-the-Meander; currently found on Display at Louvre Museum. The Venus de Milo occupies a foremost place in the history of Greek sculpture and the taste for the antique. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the artists of antiquity did not choose marble for its pure whiteness. When studied under a microscope, many works reveal traces of red, blue, green or yellow pigments. Surprise: Greek Sculpture was polychrome. To revive the spirit of antique sculpture, mistakenly thought to be austere, this Venus de Milo resin statue is also available in bright colors along with many others in our collection. A farmer discovered the statue near the ruins of an antique theatre on the island of Melos (Milo) in 1820. The Marquis de Rivière bought it and presented it to Louis XVIII in 1821 who later gave it to the Louvre. More details on Large Venus de Milo Resin Statue - White - RMN-Grand Palais:
- Dimensions: H. 19.7″ W. 5.9″ D. 5.5″
- Weight: 9.4 lbs (est)
- Material: Resin.
- Original: Alexandros of Antioch-on-the-Meander, Aphrodite (Venus de Milo), from Melos, Greece, ca. 150-125 BCE. Marble, 6′ 7″ high. Musée du Louvre, Paris.
- Material of the original: Paros marble
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