The Art of Antiquity

History is  a discussion I have had on here before. We all know how much I can sit and gush about things that happened thousands of years ago. I’m weird like that. But really… I think it’s a gift. It means that when I wander through the drafty halls of a dusty old museum, I can really appreciate works of pure art that other people might just walk by.

This sculpture is probably one of the most famous statues from Ancient Greece. It is the Venus de Milo. Most historians believe that is a depiction of Aphrodite, the goddess of Love. What makes her the most famous is probably the fact that she is missing both of her arms, which were already gone when she was discovered in the 1820s. However, I can honestly say I just wanted to stay and look at her. There really is so much wonder to be had when looking into the face of  something that has seen the centuries of the world fall away around her. It is just a beautiful thing.

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T4i

Lens: 18-135 mm IS STM

Date: May 2013

Location: Paris, France

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“Venus favors the bold.” -Ovid

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