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the Greek goddess of love and beauty

the Greek goddess of love and beauty - greece, black, paris, marble, sculpture, france, louvre, statue, venus de milo, aphrodite, venus
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The Venus de Milo's great fame in the 19th century was not simply the result of its admitted beauty, but also owed much to a major propaganda effort by the French authorities. In 1815, France had returned the Medici Venus to the Italians after it had been looted from Italy by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Medici Venus, regarded as one of the finest Classical sculptures in existence, caused the French to consciously promote the Venus de Milo as a greater treasure than that which they had recently lost. It was duly praised by artists and critics as the epitome of graceful female beauty; however, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among its detractors, labeling it a "big gendarme".
Selene Uploaded by Selene on . the Greek goddess of love and beauty - Desktop Nexus Architecture Download free wallpapers and background images: the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Desktop Nexus Architecture background ID 196631. The Venus de Milo's great fame in the 19th century was not simply the result of its admitted beauty, but also owed much to a major propaganda effort by the French authorities. In 1815, France had returned the Medici Venus to the Italians after it had been looted from Italy by Napoleon Bonaparte. The Medici Venus, regarded as one of the finest Classical sculptures in existence, caused the French to consciously promote the Venus de Milo as a greater treasure than that which they had recently lost. It was duly praised by artists and critics as the epitome of graceful female beauty; however, Pierre-Auguste Renoir was among its detractors, labeling it a "big gendarme". Rating: 4.2

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Uploaded By: Selene
Date Uploaded: October 12, 2009
Filename: enus_Milo-1600x1200.jpg
Original Resolution: 1600x1200
File Size: 490.41KB
Category: Ancient

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