Famous sculptors and their sculptures

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Here our top 5 of the most famous sculptures all over the world:

  1. Venus Miloska

The Venus de Milo is a marble statue of Aphrodite, the ancient Greek goddess of beauty and love, dating from around 150 BC. e. Venus (the Roman name of this goddess) of Milos has been exhibited in the Louvre (Paris) for more than 200 years, its author is unknown. It is believed that it could be the sculptor Agesander of Antioch.

The world would never have learned about this masterpiece of art if one day, on April 8, 1820, to be precise, the Greek peasant Yorgos Kentrotas had not unearthed in his homestead on the island. Milos stone crypt where Venus lay. At the time of discovery, she was already without arms. In 1821, the sculpture was presented to the King of France, Louis XVIII, and since then the Venus de Milo has been kept in the Sully Gallery of the Louvre Museum in Paris.

Among scientists, there are disputes about what Venus held in her hands. Some believe that it was an apple - a symbol of the goddess, others - that the goddess is holding a spinning wheel in her raised right hand, and holding a thread with a spindle in her left. At the same time, the thread itself was made of gold, so it is not surprising that it was stolen.

Venus Miloska

By the way, the statue of Venus de Milo has considered the ideal of the beauty of the female body: the height of the statue is 2.04 m, and in terms of a height of 164 cm, it has the following proportions: 86x69x93 cm.

  1. Bust of Nefertiti

This painted limestone bust is a magnificent sculptural portrait of Nefertiti, wife of the reformer pharaoh Akhenaten, created in ancient Egypt around 1351-1334 BC. The sculpture, dating back to ca. 1350 BC e., was found in the workshop of the artist Thutmose and is currently exhibited in the New Museum in Berlin.

Bust of Nefertiti
  1. A kiss

One of the most famous works of the French sculptor and founder of impressionism in sculpture Auguste Rodin is the sculpture "Kiss". In his work, the artist embodied the romantic image of lovers Francesca and Paolo - heroes of Dante's "Divine Comedy" - a moment before their fatal kiss. According to legend, after this kiss, Paolo was killed by his older brother, Francesca's husband. Today, this romantic work of art can be seen in the exposition of the Rodin Museum (Le Musée Rodin) in Paris. To create "Kiss", Rodin was posed by his beloved woman, Camille Claudel, a famous French sculptor. Camila was Rodin's muse, model, and love, because, at the time of their acquaintance, the sculptor already had a 20-year relationship with Rosa Bere.

A kiss by Rodin
  1. Mom

The monumental sculpture "Mama" by Louise Bourgeois, more than 9 meters high, is a masterpiece that combines physical and psychological forces at the same time. Maman - that's how the name of the sculpture sounds in the original - is a huge spider protecting its bag of 26 marble eggs. It simultaneously evokes a sense of fear due to its size, but, in contrast, the massive form, balanced on thin legs, conveys the acute vulnerability of the creature. The amazing size of the spider sculpture is associated by the artist with her mother. "This is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. She wove like spiders. My relatives had their businesses: they restored tapestries, and my mother managed the work in the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was smart. Spiders are friendly and eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes carry diseases, and that's why they are disliked. That is, spiders are useful, they protect us. My mother was like that." Six bronze castings were made from the sculpture, which was purchased by art institutions around the world: the British Tate Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Hermitage, the Mori Art Museum, the Samsung Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

Mama by Louise Bourgeois
  1. Venus of Willendorf

The Venus of Willendorf is an 11 cm tall figurine carved from oolitic limestone and found in one of the ancient graves of the Gravettian culture near the town of Willendorf in Wachau, a village in the commune of Agsbach, in Austria. It is believed to have been created between 30,000 and 25,000 BC, making it one of the oldest known works of art in the world. Due to her voluminous breasts, rounded stomach, and hips, some experts have concluded that she is a symbol of the Mother Goddess or Mother Earth, symbolizing fertility and motherhood.

Venus of Willendorf

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