Le Boudoir de Vénus

This blog is an online shrine dedicated to the goddess Venus
spectreofsexlessappeal:

Nini Theilade as Venus in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo’s Bacchanale, choreographed by Leonide Massine, with scenery and costumes by Salvador Dalí, circa 1939.

spectreofsexlessappeal:

Nini Theilade as Venus in the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo’s Bacchanale, choreographed by Leonide Massine, with scenery and costumes by Salvador Dalí, circa 1939.

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misanthropicmessiah:

“Ouvrir Venus” by Yiqing Yin - FW11

misanthropicmessiah:

“Ouvrir Venus” by Yiqing Yin - FW11

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soft-boil:

Goddess Venus!

soft-boil:

Goddess Venus!

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coisasdetere:

❥ Venus on the half shell…

coisasdetere:

❥ Venus on the half shell…

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felixhemme:

Work in progress / Encours.

Step 2 : Premier jus au pétrole.

116x81 cm


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felixhemme:

Work in progress / Encours.

Step 2 : Premier jus au pétrole.

116x81 cm

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mini-girlz:

A noble woman as the goddess Venus
dressing her hair. The diadem identifies her as Venus. 
Bronze; 9 ½ inches high
ca. First Century
Through Aeneas, the gens (clan) of the Julians claimed that Venus was their ancestor. The Julians included Julius Caesar as well as Augustus. Aeneas was the son of Anchises and Aphrodite. According to Homer, Aeneas was an officer in the Trojan army who was treated as an equal of the gods. He left Troy with his father and son and wandered around the Mediterranean. In Homer’s Iliad, Aeneas went to Sicily, and perhaps the Italian peninsula. Other ancient writers associate Aeneas with the founding of the Latin League, though not Rome itself. In Vergil’s Aeneid, Aeneas was much more closely tied to the actual establishment of Rome.

Because there are so many similar versions of this depiction of Venus, scholars believe there was a Greek statue, now lost, from which they were copied.
via > antiquitiesexperts.com

mini-girlz:

A noble woman as the goddess Venus

dressing her hair. The diadem identifies her as Venus. 

Bronze; 9 ½ inches high

ca. First Century

Through Aeneas, the gens (clan) of the Julians claimed that Venus was their ancestor. The Julians included Julius Caesar as well as Augustus. Aeneas was the son of Anchises and Aphrodite. According to Homer, Aeneas was an officer in the Trojan army who was treated as an equal of the gods. He left Troy with his father and son and wandered around the Mediterranean. In Homer’s Iliad, Aeneas went to Sicily, and perhaps the Italian peninsula. Other ancient writers associate Aeneas with the founding of the Latin League, though not Rome itself. In Vergil’s Aeneid, Aeneas was much more closely tied to the actual establishment of Rome.

Because there are so many similar versions of this depiction of Venus, scholars believe there was a Greek statue, now lost, from which they were copied.

via > antiquitiesexperts.com

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mini-girlz:

The Benghazi Venus

Current Location: Greece Gallery

Culture: Graeco-Roman

Provenience: Libya/Benghazi (uncertain)

Period: Hellenistic Period

Date Made: 150-100 BC

Early Date: -150

Late Date: -100

Section: Mediterranean

Materials: Parian Marble

Technique: Carved

Description:

"The Benghazi Venus". Aphrodite Anadyomene type but cut off (deliberately made this way) at upper thighs. Nude. Both arms raised, each hand holding a strand of hair, the right hand at the level of her eyes, the left, forward, at level of her shoulder. Hair parted in the middle, bound with a plain fillet, a short curling lock of hair falling down each side of her neck. Ear lobes pierced. White crystalline marble (Parian?). Intact. Well polished surfaces. Bottom surface finished and flat: No holes for any kind of attachment. White marble, discolored. About one quarter life size. Broken off above ankle bone. Foot preserved down to join with toes. Weight resting on front of foot, heel raised. Underside of foot roughly finished.

Height: 32cm

Length: 21cm

Width: 13.5cm

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the-lady-of-february:

Mưa thu hay nước mắt lá này?

Xa lìa cành khi lòng vẫn còn vương…

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