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 Rivi√®re 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.