"The Venus Willendorf And Laussel" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Venus Willendorf And Laussel

    The Venus Willendorf and Laussel During the Upper Paleolithic era artists created a wide range of small sculptures. These sculptures were made from various materials, including ivory, bone, clay, and even stone. They represented humans, as well as animals; they even combined them at times. Most of the sculptures from this time show a high level of skill. From this time, there were two very influential sculptures, The Venus of Willendorf and the Venus of Laussel. This paper will discuss both...

    Blombos Cave, Josef Szombathy, Paleolithic 1299  Words | 3  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf

    points and insights relating to sculpture of the Paleolithic era, specifically the Venus of Willendorf, through the essays of Christopher Witcombe. Venus is a term that has long been associated with artwork, most specifically the classical forms of beautiful women. The term Venus has also come to represent female sculptures of the Paleolithic era. The most notable of these female sculptures is the Venus of Willendorf, 24,000-22,000 BCE. The age of the figurine has been changed several times. Originally...

    Human, Middle Paleolithic, Mother goddess 1053  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Venus of Willendorf Formal Analysis

    The Venus of Willendorf is one of the oldest and most famous early images of a human. She represents what use to be the “ideal woman” with her curvy figure and the emphasis on fertility seen in the features of her sculpted body. This paper will analyze the Venus of Willendorf sculpture in terms of its formal analysis. Most of the information about the Venus of Willendorf is based on scientific research and theory because there is no actual documentation that dates back as far as the sculpture....

    Danube, Fertility, Human 1399  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf: An Annotated Bibliography

    ARH2050 Venus of Willendorf: An Annotated Bibliography Witcombe, C. 2003. “Women in Prehistory: The "Venus" of Willendorf” http://www.asu.edu/cfa/wwwcourses/art/SOACore/Willendorf_portfolio.htm Witecombe’s article was useful in describing the material the figure was carved from, oolitic limestone. He described the material as nonnative to the region, which he inferred that the figure must have traveled there from another area. Witecombe also described the method the Venus of Willendorf must have...

    Fertility, Figurine, Paleolithic 1554  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf: the Image of Beauty and Survival

    Venus of Willendorf: The Image of Beauty and Survival The Venus of Willendorf illustrates the characteristics of a woman in a utopian society because her figure demonstrates a society in which there is a stable food supply, and her most feminine features, breasts, hips and buttocks, are accentuated as a symbol of beauty and survival. According to PBS, “It was discovered on the banks of the Danube River, in Austria, and it was most likely made by hunter-gatherers who lived in the area.” During ancient...

    Venus of Willendorf 1286  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus De Willendorf Vs. Barbie

    Your Name April 21, 2013 Venus de Willendorf VS The Barbie Doll Who are they today? Venus de Willendorf and Barbie are two very different representations of women and their beauty. Both are man-made and inspirational, both from two very different times. Venus by the homosapiens millions of years ago and Barbie a mere fifty years ago by a woman and mother looking for a doll her daughter could play and grow with. In looking at Venus de Willendorf and the Barbie doll, they seem to be related...

    Barbie, Obesity, Paleolithic 1525  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus

    woman, is the so-called "Venus" of Willendorf, is a 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches) high statuette of a female figure, discovered at a Paleolithic site in 1908 at a Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria. It is now in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. The statue was carved from oolitic limestone, and was colored with red orche. It is dated 30,000 and 25,000 BC. The most famous early image of a human, a woman, is the so-called "Venus" of Willendorf, is a 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches)...

    Austria, Female, Figurine 1887  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf vs Barbie Humn 303

     Exalted Beauties The Venus of Willendorf vs. the Barbie Doll Kristin Groth Chamberlain College of Nursing HUMN 303: Introduction to Humanities January, 2015 Exalted Beauties: Venus of Willendorf vs. the Barbie Doll The Venus of Willendorf is known for her voluptuous figure, and is often regarded as an icon of fertility, health, and abundance. Barbie is known for her blonde hair, big blue eyes, and her size zero figure, she is often regarded as an iconic representation of...

    Barbie, Body modification, Body shape 2325  Words | 11  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf

    Found near the town of Willendorf in Austria by an archaeologist named Joseph Szombathy, the approximately 4½ inch tall statue of a female figure most commonly known as the Venus of Willendorf or Woman of Willendorf is one of the earliest representations of the human figure ever created. The Venus of Willendorf possesses enlarged breasts, a rounded belly, and wide hips which all accentuate her fertility. Her arms and legs are extremely disproportionate as those are not vital to her fertility and...

    Figurine, Naturhistorisches Museum, Statue 629  Words | 2  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf

    Aaron Cooper 12-11-11 Stephanie Newton Venus Of Willendorf One of the most famous and oldest female figurines is theVenus of Willendorf.” This figurine is made of limestone, stands about 4 ¼ inches high, and was found in Austria. It dates back to 28,000 -25,000 BCE and is from the Paleolithic period a.k.a. the Old Stone Age. The artist exaggerated many of the female body parts making them look almost ball-like. The exaggerations include the breasts, buttocks, stomach, and genital area...

    Neolithic, Paleolithic, Prehistory 470  Words | 2  Pages

  • "Venus" of Willendorf

    woman, is the so-called "Venus" of Willendorf, is a 11.1 cm (4 3/8 inches) high statuette of a female figure, discovered at a Paleolithic site in 1908 at a Aurignacian loess deposit near the town of Willendorf in Austria. It is now in the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna. The statue was carved from oolitic limestone, and was colored with red orche. It is dated 30,000 and 25,000 BC. Her great age and pronounced female forms quickly established the Venus of Willendorf as an icon of prehistoric...

    Aurignacian, Figurine, Goddess 779  Words | 2  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf

    The Venus of Willendorf Ever since the beginning of the Stone Age around 25,000 B.C. and throughout the late classical period in 400 B.C., we can infer and see that both men and women have been portrayed in many ways when viewing particular cultures around the time period. The representation of the female body can be seen through numerous pieces of Art. Ladies and Gentleman the figurine in front of you is called “The Venus of Willendorf”, and it is the oldest female figurine statuette...

    Figurine, Naturhistorisches Museum, Statue 678  Words | 2  Pages

  • Venus of Willendorf

    Venus of Willendorf The Paleolithic era was the time of Homo-sapiens ascendancy. They were hunter-gatherers who survived off of killing animals for food and gathering things such as berries, nuts, and roots. They became more advanced than their ancestors by making tools like the hand axe, chisel, the arrow and spearhead, and the grinder. With some of these tools they would carve small sculpture, the most famous of which is the Venus of Willendorf, a figure representing the ideal woman. In today’s...

    Famine, Hand axe, Paleolithic 677  Words | 2  Pages

  • Aphrodite vs. Birth of Venus

    Aphrodite vs. Birth of Venus Throughout the history of art the human form has captured artisans and their audiences. While the human form has always been acceptable in art, the nude female form continues to stir up controversy. Praxiteles was a famous artist during the Greek late classical period who sculpted and created controversy on the island of Knidos when he made Aphrodite of Knidos (350-340 B.C.). This new idea of a nude goddess made the island famous, putting it on the map as a...

    Aphrodite, Aphrodite of Cnidus, Goddess 1792  Words | 5  Pages

  • Planet Venus

    Joe Landis Block 1 Mr. Craft Research Report Joe Landis i The Planet Venus iii Introduction iii The Surface iii The Atmosphere iii Volcanoes v Magellan Mission v Work Cited Page vii The Planet Venus Introduction The planet we know as Venus is the second planet from the Sun in our solar system. The Planet is also the brightest if we were looking at it from earth. According to a some information I have found it "is the third brightest celestial object in the sky (after the...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Magellan probe 1120  Words | 5  Pages

  • Venus Flytrap

    The Venus Flytrap Dionaea muscipula is a carnivorous plant that is native to North America and more specifically the southeastern parts of the United States. Most people know Dionaea muscipula by its common name, Venus Flytrap. The Venus flytrap is found mostly in North and South Carolina with a radius of about 60 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Although the Venus flytrap is native to this region, over the years people have transplanted the plant to Florida and Washington where they continue...

    Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Digestion, Plant 1046  Words | 3  Pages

  • Venus of Urbino

    Comparing Venus of Urbino Through inspiration from Giorgiones’ Sleeping Venus, Titian a younger contemporary, developed the standard for the female nude, in his Venus of Urbino. Unlike his predecessor, Giorgione, Titian’s painting is one of the first indoor nudes in the renaissance era. The painting portrays a reclining nude in oil, her body softly rounded is unapologetically sensual and her attributes are painted as a commoner instead of a goddess. The compositional aspects of the painting must...

    Cubism, Diego Velázquez, Édouard Manet 731  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus Alexandra Smith In Sandros Boticelli’s, The Birth of Venus, there were several different types of lines noticeable in the painting. There are actual lines to illustrate simple birds, and curved lines showing the edges of the shell. A lot of the lines were implied by the different colors next to each other. The edge of the trees and the leaves are shown by dark browns and greens against the blue sky. The hard lines of the edge, and soft lines in the folds of the fabric held...

    Azure, Blue, Color 1303  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Venus of Urbino

    The representation of the female nude in art history exists in abundance; as does the prototype from which these nudes are styled. The focus of this essay will be the masterpieces Venus of Urbino, 1538, Titian Vecelli painted in the period referred to as the High Renaissance; being a study of methods systems and standardized practice of art. Along with Grande Odalisque, 1814, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, painted during the Neo-Classical period; concerned with the ideal, harmonious, naturalistic...

    Giorgione, Grande Odalisque, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres 2203  Words | 6  Pages

  • Birth of Venus

    Birth of venus Birth of Venus View Full Essay ART 111 Kayce Anderson Writing Assignment #8 The work that I have chosen from Chapter 19 is Thomas Cole’s The Oxbow (Connecticut River near Northampton) (1836) on page 462. Principles of Design: • The focal point of the painting is the sun-drenched valley and river. The emphasis comes from the diagonal of the tree to the left that directs the view of the scene down the valley toward the farmland. • Vertical balance can be seen with the...

    Filippo Lippi, Florence, History of painting 1019  Words | 3  Pages

  • Venus and Cupid

    Venus and Cupid by Lorenzo Lotto is definitely one of the most unusual paintings when viewed through 21st century eyes. The painting depicts Venus lying on her left side, naked, and Cupid standing about a foot behind her. Inspired by ancient marriage poems, known as “epithalamia,” the painting was apparently painted to celebrate a wedding and Venus’s body type and facial features were taken from that of the bride to be’s. The painter included a few items in the picture that relate to Venus and to...

    Aphrodite, Goddess, Italian Renaissance 1252  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus in Furs

    Venus in furs is the story of a man who loves one woman so much that he chooses to become her slave in order to not lose her. Severin meets his Venus in furs one night in a garden near his home; a red-headed woman with pale white skin and piercing green eyes. The first time he sees her, he runs away from her, but the second time, on his balcony, they make their acquaintances. She says that she was made curious about him from a picture he left in one of the books he lent her. So they discuss their...

    English-language films, Interpersonal relationship, Love 1245  Words | 3  Pages

  • Hottentot Venus

    Review #1 Tuesday Feb. 9, 2010 3:30-4:45 Crais Scully, Clifton and Pamela. Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2010. Crais and Scully, have meticulously and skillfully pieced together the life and times of Sara or Sartjee Baartman. The Authors have given us insight as to whom Sara Baartman the Gonaqua woman was opposed to the Hottentot Venus that she was worldly famous for. For centuries Sara Baartman has embodied westerner’s ideologies of the primitive...

    Georges Cuvier, Human zoo, Khoikhoi 1444  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Birth of Venus

    F. The Birth of Venus was created on canvas with the use of tempera paint. Botticelli would hand grind a material that changes according to the light that it reflects, also known as pigment. The powdered pigments are traditionally mixed with egg yolk which dries quickly and stays firmly in place (Saitzyk, 245). During the Renaissance, fabric such as canvas were used instead of the popular wooden panel. As tempera...

    Cosimo de' Medici, Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany 2098  Words | 7  Pages

  • Venus Cellular

    MODULE 10 CASE SOLUTION CRITIQUE Venus Cellular COMPREHENSIVE INCOME Question 1: Identify whether the analysis of expenses in profit or loss is presented by nature or function. In accordance with IFRS, presentation of financial information in the statement of profit or loss requires that expenses be classified based on either their nature or function within the operation. IAS 1.99 states that “an entity shall present an analysis of expenses recognized in profit or loss using a classification...

    Balance sheet, Comprehensive income, Depreciation 1843  Words | 7  Pages

  • Venus Boyz

    VENUS BOYZ In the Euro-American paradigm, the concept of sex, gender and sexuality is highly debated. The society simplifies the gender roles, and branches it out into two categories of: masculine and feminine. Humans learn from the societal norms to behave in ways appropriate to their sex, as it sees gender congruent to the sex of a person. The gender system in the society, seeks to put them in a hierarchical set up, where a man is on the top by default. In such a system, people are prescribed...

    Gender, Gender identity, Gender role 1173  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Trip to Venus

    McClain Professor Green Honors English III Final Copy 13 February 2013 My Dream Trip to Venus At last I was at takeoff. 5…4…3…2…1…0… BLAST OFF! I was screaming, like I was on the world’s fastest roller coaster. Then in a flash, I was in outer space heading towards Venus. My name is Francesca, I’m 18 years old and it has always been my dream to become an astronaut and make it to Venus. Finally it has come true; my dream has come true. This is the story of how my dream came true. ...

    Ice cream, Ice cream cone, Ice cream van 1005  Words | 3  Pages

  • Venus (Research Paper)

    VENUS: FEATURES AND EXPLORATIONS by Jessa Marie A. Derecho English 4-Faith Mrs. Esther P. Ocubillo 01 March 2011 VENUS: FEATURES AND EXPLORATIONS Venus is one of the most beautiful and tantalizing heavenly body. It is much closer to Earth than any other planets. Venus is a brilliant object in the night sky and sometimes brighter than any other stars in the heavens. Only the Sun and the Moon outshines her. Like the remaining planets, Venus revolves around the Sun inside the solar...

    Atmosphere, Mercury, Planet 1706  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Venus Fly Trap

    The Venus Fly Trap The Venus Fly Trap, Dionaea muscipula, is a carnivorous plant native to the bogs and swamplands of North and South Carolina(Halpern 2). It preys on insects with its uniquely shaped terminal portion of its leaves. Each leaf has two primary regions: the leaf-base and the trapping mechanism(Souza 3). The flat typical leaf-like region is called the leaf-base and it is capable of carrying out photosynthesis and grows out of the ground. The trapping mechanism, called the leaf-blade...

    Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Digestion, John Ellis 1534  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Birth of Venus Anaylsis

    Ciera Callahan Art History II 10-20-13 Sfakianos The piece that I chose to write about is entitled The Birth of Venus and was painted by the French artist Nicolas Poussin. This painting was sold to Catherine the Great of Russia in 1771. It was sold another time by the Hermitage Museum in 1932 when the Soviet government was desperate for western currency. It was then that it was acquired for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The painting was made in Italy in either the year 1635 or 1636. The...

    Art history, Baroque, CHERUB 1506  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus and Andy Warhol

    and Warhol’s Art Works of Venus Sandro Botticelli created the beautiful, captivating, and norm breaking Birth of Venus. It depicts the story of the goddess Venus, having emerged from the sea as a full grown woman arriving at the shore. Painted in 1486, and with the medium of tempera on canvas, The Birth of Venus hangs in the Uffizi gallery in Florence Italy. This renaissance painting is huge and is 67.9 inches tall by 109.6 inches wide. Andy Warhol’s screen print Venus was done is 1984 and has...

    Andy Warhol, Florence, History of painting 2161  Words | 5  Pages

  • Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time

    Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected from Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time) Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time Agnolo Bronzino, circa 1545 Oil on wood 146 × 116 cm National Gallery, London Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino now in the National Gallery, London. Around 1545, Bronzino was commissioned to create a painting which has come to be known as Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time. It displays...

    Cosimo de' Medici, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Florence 857  Words | 3  Pages

  • Artemisia Gentileschi, Venus and Cupid

    Mariam Ahmad Art History 102 April 28, 2011 Artemisia Gentileschi, Venus and Cupid, ca. 1625-30. Oil on canvas, 38 x 56 5/6 inches. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. Artemisia Gentileschi’s Venus and Cupid is a painting of an angel caressing a woman resting on the bed. In actuality, the painting is about Venus, the Goddess of Love, who is asleep in a very luxurious and classical environment. While she is asleep, Cupid diligently wields a peacock-feathered fan to keep away pests...

    Agostino Tassi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Caravaggio 970  Words | 3  Pages

  • Venus Fly Trap

    in the sunrays and photosynthesizing, it lures preys in by secreting sweet nectar. This intriguing eukaryotic plant has a unique anatomical function, out of the ordinarily expected geographical location, and is something that can be grown. The venus fly trap was studied by Carolus Linnaeus and later by Charles Darwin. To figure out how this plant survived or simply operated with its’ sensory hairs was fascinating to them. Though one may think this plant is found in tropical places, its’ location...

    Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Digestion, Plant 1096  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli

    The Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli Before writing this review of a painting, I asked myself several times of what should I choose, what is my favourite or the most peculiar masterpiece for me? After a short dilemma I figured out that I am fond of Italian Renaissance, especially Early Renaissance. Most of all I enjoy and admire the Florentine School, brightly represented in the paintings of Sandro Botticelli. The painting of his that attracts me most is The Birth of Venus. The work on it was...

    Florence, History of painting, Italy 801  Words | 3  Pages

  • Artworks Influenced by "Venus of Urbino"

    this time; he worked for King Philip IV. He was well-known for his detailed portrait paintings and he later influenced the artwork of the realist and the impressionist artists in Europe. “Venus at her Mirror” is a painting created by Diego Velazquez of the goddess Venus. Mainly influenced by the Titian’s “Venus of Urbino”, he painted her lying in a bed in a particularly sensual pose (1). Although this is a physically impossible position because of the angle she forms with her reflection, she is looking...

    Collage, Cubism, Diego Velázquez 1290  Words | 4  Pages

  • Venus of Urbino vs. Olympia

    Sam Bugay Intro to Visual Arts Bryce Speed November 30, 2012 Faces of Sexuality Sexuality has been a face of a rt for many centuries. Olympia by Edouard Manet and Venus of Urbino by Titian represent the face for female domination and the ability to lure men. As we look at these two different faces of sexuality, we will briefly touch on the artist’s lives, and explore the content of the two works. Edouard Manet was born in Paris in 1832. He was considered to be the founder of modern art as...

    Diego Velázquez, Édouard Manet, History of painting 1144  Words | 3  Pages

  • THST

    8/30/13 Venus of Galgenberg – no facial features, appears to be dancing, vulva is indicated due to the crease between her legs which means it’s female. No idea if used in ritual. Venus of Willendorf – large breasts, maybe pregnant, covered face, clear vulva Venus of Laussel – fingers are clear, etchings into horn (indicates wicca), found in a cave entrance, clearly holding belly *cornicopias indicate fertility today Venus of Gagarino (looks like Willendorf) - This figure was found in...

    Casting, Dance, Female 725  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparative Formal Analysis of Artworks

    (Paleolithic Period) marked the birth of art. During that period, humankind began to acknowledge the forms of human and animals, thus creating many sculptures and paintings in attempt to represent the world around them. Venus of Willendorf (ca. 28,000 BCE.) also known as Nude woman, from Willendorf, Austria, was one of the earliest female figures manufactured in Europe during the Paleolithic period. The rise of civilization follows when humankind decided to build for themselves a more stable and promising...

    Paleolithic, Prehistory, Pubic hair 955  Words | 3  Pages

  • Roxane Meadows- the Venus Project

    the emphasis on genetics rather than on the environment, which, of course, is a simple explanation. It also takes everybody off the hook. When we put people in prison, he states, we are really incarcerating them for their abusive childhood.” The Venus Project goes further into the causes of aberrant behavior as being the entire social economic system we live under and the values it perpetuates. The reason the science of human behavior has not been successful is that the focus has been on the...

    Behavior, Evolutionary psychology, Good and evil 1890  Words | 6  Pages

  • Ad analysis paper of venus embrace

    Venus Embrace Razor Advertisement Analysis Regardless of culture, young women and teenagers everywhere constantly want to maintain their looks and keep their body in shape, looking healthy & sanitary. An example of this is shaving unwanted hair to keep the body looking sleek and fierce. Teen Vogue features an advertisement for “Venus Embrace”, a razor that leaves the skin smooth, moist, and cleansed while allowing young women to confidently show off their body. This advertisement was...

    Adolescence, Audience, Embrace, extend and extinguish 881  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Venus: Our Sister Planet?" is short essay that compares Venus to Earth. It has 795 words and 5 references.

    "Venus: Our Sister Planet?" Venus is known as the jewel of the sky. It was thought to be two different planets by ancient astronomers and thus referred to as the morning star and the evening star. Early astronomers also referred to Venus as Earth's sister planet. Both are considered young planets due to the low number of craters and both are similar in size, and their chemical compositions are similar. The surface of Venus has many features, which are similar to the Earth such as canyons, volcanoes...

    Atmosphere, Earth, Mars 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • "Madonna" and "Venus" from Two Different Periods

    "Madonna" and "Venus" From Two Different Periods I have always been intrigued by the many depictions of "Madonna" and "Venus" therefore I chose to compare and contrast Parmigianino’s “Madonna of the Long Neck” from the mannerist style of the later Renaissance and Titian's “Venus of Urbino” from Venetian Renaissance. First I will tell you a little bit about the historical background of both paintings, then I will prove my thesis by talking about exemplifies two artist's style and the...

    Giorgione, Mannerism, Michelangelo 1136  Words | 4  Pages

  • Humanities Final Paper

    HUMN303 - DeVry University- April 21, 2013 Venus de Willendorf vs. Barbie With Time, Brings Change HUMN303 - DeVry University- April 21, 2013 Venus de Willendorf vs. Barbie With Time, Brings Change Introduction Venus de Willendorf is a statuette that first appeared during the Upper Paleolithic period. The exaggerated carvings of the body parts were how the artists of that time viewed women, fat and fertile. History often takes from the past to reinvent the future. Today’s society has...

    Barbie, Figurine, Paleolithic 1547  Words | 5  Pages

  • History of art. compare and contrast.

    Compare and Contrast: Venus of Willendorf vs. Cycladic figures What is the difference between two figures that both represent the same basic idea? Give up? Well don't worry, by the time you are done reading this paper you will be fully versed in the answer to this interesting and quite debated question. Venus of Willendorf "was found on August 7th, 1908 during a systematic excavation in the ninth and highest layer of Site II in Willendorf, Austria by Josef Szombathy. The most recent estimate of...

    Aegean Sea, Cyclades, Greece 1045  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Transmogrification of Venus to Mary in the Works of Sandro Botticelli

    Vatican as well as one of the most rich and powerful Florentines of his time, Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici, Botticelli was hugely popular in his own day. His most magnificent work, the Primavera, as well as The Birth of Venus, Camilla and the Centaur, and Mars and Venus contain entirely mythological figures whose significances have been debated by various art historians for centuries. Born as Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni (Filpeppi was his real last name, but it is said to only really have...

    Cosimo de' Medici, Florence, Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany 1989  Words | 6  Pages

  • Venus Figures

    Catherine Tennison Humanities DC A3 Venus Figures Venus figures have been found in various places of the world, at different time periods. This implies that all cultures shared a common belief or a common thought of women and their bodies. The Venus figures are most popularly known to represent fertility. These figurines were typically made from soft stone (steatite, calcite or limestone), bone, ivory, wood, or ceramic clays. The similarity of each Venus figurine from each time period shows...

    Aurignacian, Breast, Figurine 459  Words | 2  Pages

  • Planet Venus

    PLANET VENUS Ladies and gentlemen, today you are going to witness the most exceptional and gorgeous alien in the universe from the planet Venus! Venera! Let us give her a round of applause. TRANSLATION Good day people of the Earth! You once believe that my planet is your morning star and evening star. After the Sun and the Moon it is the brightest object in your night-sky. My planet is Venus, my name is Venera and my people are Venerians. Venus was once like earth but as the sun expands...

    Earth, Mars, Moon 447  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus by Sandro Boticelli Visual Elements * Line * The main type of lines that are used in the Birth of Venus are mostly actual lines. The way they are used by the artist is to form specific shapes to tell a story about the goddess Venus. There are a few implied lines are used to create the ocean as to which Venus emerges from, as well as the waves in her hair to show that it has movement. The actual lines are used to create the shapes of the nature and the angels and...

    Astarte, Goddess, Green 314  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Human Body in the Art World

    periods, portray the human body: the Venus of Willendorf, the Woman from Syros, Menkaure and Khamerernebty, the Snake Goddess, and Weary Herakles. The first work of art that focuses on the human body is from the Paleolithic Age, dates from 28,000 to 25,000 BCE, and is known as the Venus of Willendorf. It was given this name after its discovery in Willendorf, Austria. Made of limestone and at a mere four and a half inches high, the Venus of Willendorf was thought to have been a talisman...

    Female body shape, Figurine, Human body 1882  Words | 5  Pages

  • Venus Project

    The Venus Project’s “thinking city is either an inspirational concept in new city design or a spectacular visual dream with little practical basis. It is, in fact, difficult to interpret which Jacque Fresco’s elaborate designs fall under because of the vague, overly simple, often obscure and rather pedantic language used to describe these fascinating concepts. Under the umbrella concept of “Cities that Think”Fresco includes a Cybernated Government, University of Global Resource Management, Subterranean...

    City, Economics, Idea 358  Words | 2  Pages

  • Astronomy Planet Study Guide Venus-Jupiter

    Basin – huge circular basin more than half as wide as Mercury’s radius * Visited by Messenger and flyby done by Mariner 10 * Photographed scarps (ridges) on the surface * Discovered weak magnetic field that suggests iron core Venus * As seen from Earth * Orbital period of 225 days (Earth days) * Distance from Sun: around 0.7 AU * Slow, retrograde rotation * Reflective cloud covering makes it appear very bright in the sky * Visible by the...

    Earth, Jupiter, Mars 789  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Sleeping Venus and Olympia

    art comparison C Compare and Contrast: The Sleeping Venus and Olympia Ben Storms [pic] The Sleeping Venus/Dresden Venus, Giorgione with landscape and sky by Titian. 1510 [pic] Olympia, Ĕdouard Manet. 1863 The Sleeping Venus, or Dresden Venus, is by Italian Renaissance artist Giorgione. It is one of the last works but Giorgione and the landscape and sky were actually finished by Titian after Giorgione’s death in 1510. The painting portrays...

    Diego Velázquez, Édouard Manet, Giorgione 485  Words | 2  Pages

  • From Curvy to Thin

    considered a woman unless you had curves. Evidence of this body image can be dated back to prehistoric times with the miniature statue of Venus of Willendorf. Venus of Willendorf was discovered in the Danube River, located in Austria. This statue is said to have dated back 25,000 years ago (Venus, n.d.). Christopher Whitcombe (2000) describes Venus of Willendorf as: A sculpture that shows a woman with a large stomach that overhangs but does not hide her pubic area. A roll of fat extends around her...

    Body shape, Culture, Female body shape 1890  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mythological Companies: Gillette Venus

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