Drawing on the spirit of one of the most famous paintings of the Renaissance, this stately sculpture captures the birth of Venus, the mythological goddess of love and beauty. Botticelli's 1486 painting of the goddess set the standard for Renaissance beauty, with our bonded natural marble sculpt adding a third dimension that allows it to fill a privileged place in home or gallery. 5"Wx4"Dx11and 1/2"H. 2 lbs.
The Goddess Venus has long been an inspiration to artists, writers and composers, while the word 'Venus' itself conjures up images of the perfect woman - an ideal of feminine beauty. This image works not only to dictate a certain aesthetic ideal, but also distorts the original goddesses of love and fertility from whom Venus and Aphrodite are descended. In Venus: The Evolution of the Goddess and Her Planet we see that the original symbolism of the planet can be traced to the legends of the early love and fertility goddesses: the Sumerian Inanna, the Babylonian ishtar and the Sematic Astarte. By tracing the representation, artefacts and legends of the goddesses who preceded Aphrodite, Ronne Gale Dreyer regains the lost attributes of the planet Venus. In this way she not only redefines the interpretation of the planet Venus in the horoscope, but, further, provides a more complete and accurate picture of this model for women.
The Goddess of love, beauty, and pleasure who is typically depicted nude in classical sculptures
.Explore the mysteries of the feminine divineJoseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience. His bestselling books, including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces, are the rare blockbusters that are also scholarly classics.While Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions, he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology. He did, however, have much to say on the subject. Between 1972 and 1986 he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses, exploring the figures, functions, symbols, and themes of the feminine divine, following them through their transformations across cultures and epochs.In this provocative volume, editor Safron Rossi—a goddess studies scholar, professor of mythology, and curator of collections at Opus Archives, which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library—collects these lectures for the first time. In them, Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance. He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation, initiation, and inspiration.
NG34524 Features: -Design Toscano exclusive. Construction: -Quality designer resin construction. Color/Finish: -Faux stone finish.
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This statue depicts the Greek goddess Aphrodite, goddess of Love, Beauty, and Fertility. She embodies a very unique personality as she is often seen as gentle and pure, but fierce and desirable at the same time. This piece makes a great gift for the Greek Mythology enthusiast in your life or simply as a fun addition for your own home!