We're wishing all our fans a Happy Valentine's Day!
Your love for plaster casts and art keeps us going, and we thank you for that.
We thought we'd share the above photo on the day of love, even though we took it last summer. One of us brought in hydrangeas from the garden to give to everyone here (so sweet!), and a few of us improvised a spontaneous photo shoot of the blue flowers and the Venus de Melo pieces in our collection! We had a great time arranging the pieces and flowers, with wonderful results. In total, we have five pieces although only four are pictured above. We offer the full-size sculpture as well as a 34-inch-high reduction and a 12-inch-high reduction. Then there is the full-size head and a small bust.
Also known as the Aphrodite of Melos, this late 2nd century B.C.E. sculpture might be a replica due to its similarities with the Aphrodite of Capua in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples which dates from the late 4th century B.C.E. The sculpture was found on the island of Melos (Milo in modern Greek) in 1820, soon after which it was donated to the Louvre by King Louis XVIII. Although the statue shares characteristics with earlier sculptural aesthetics, its innovative features, such as the twist of the body and the drapery falling over the hips, helped in dating the sculpture to the Hellenistic period.
For more great content inspired by Valentine's Day sculpture gifts and decorations, head over to the poem we wrote on our blog last year!
Robert, Kathleen, Kayla, and Lisa
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