M Venus De Milo
In spite of certain blatant
lacking attributes, like arms, the size and the
immortal attitude of this de Milo sculpture of
Venus allow for its identification as a goddess.
The de Milo Venus, goddess of the sea, was venerated
on the island of Melos in the Greek civilization.
The style is characteristic of the late Hellenistic
period, which revives classical art themes while
innovating new ones. De Milo's slipping drapery
on the hips suggests a closed stance and introduces
us instantly to the sculpture. The drapery on
the sculpture of Venus serves to hide the joint
between the two blocks of marble that were sculpted
by separate artists, as were the left arm and
leg, in order to restore the art piece.