Tuesday, 24 August 2010

‘Aphrodite’ - Praxiteles

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For the first time in history, in Classical Greece, sculptors began depicting the beauty of the human figure—and the master of Classical Greek sculpture was Praxiteles.

His naked Aphrodite—the Goddess of love, depicted preparing to bathe--was so famous, that dozens of later Roman copies were made. This is the marble original, c.350 BC. It was the first monumental female nude in classical sculpture.

2 comments:

  1. Nitpick alert...

    It's a lovely piece but if it were the first one, how could it be so perfect?

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  2. Praxiteles corrected seven times / Praxiteles corregido siete veces
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIG8D2_J_Qo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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