Venus The Standard


“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.”
– Robert Fulghum

Artist: Nancy Kramp
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Venus The Standard by Nancy Kramp. Media: Acrylic.

The Aphrodite of Milos was discovered on 8 April 1820 inside a buried niche within the ancient city ruins of Milos, on the island of Milos (also Melos) in the Aegean. The Marquis de Rivière presented it to Louis XVIII, who donated it to the Louvre the following year. Is it Aphrodite, who was often portrayed half-naked, or the sea goddess Amphitrite, who was venerated on Melos? The goddess is shrouded in mystery, her attitude a persistent enigma. She is popularly thought to represent Aphrodite, because of her half-nakedness and her sensual, feminine curves.

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Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 60 × 48 × 1.5 in