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    Venus of Willendorf, Paleolithic Period, c. 24,000-22,000 B.C.E. Limestone painted with red ochre, 11.1 cm tall. Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna The Venus of Willendorf is the most well known sculpture mobiliary art of the Paleolithic period. It was discovered in 1908 outside the small Austrian village of Willendorf by josef Szombathy, an Austro-Hungarian archaeologist. It is named after the Roman goddess of love, Venus, and since it was discovered in Willendorf, it came to be known as Venus of Willendorf. The artifact is made of limestone, which according to Mineralszone.com is vulnerable to acid and can wear away details in statues and other arts. Despite this susceptibility, the mobiliary art has conserved its red ochre paint…

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    3-3:50 16 November 2015 Portraiture Throughout Cultures Portraiture is one of the most common styles of art throughout history. It has been used to depict royalty, religious figures, and today with the advancements in technology, portraits are taken and shared with the world instantly. What defines a portrait is debatable; portraits can show a person’s true personality, or show who they want to be, that’s all up to the artist. Many cultures have different styles of creating portraits and the…

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    The Venus Of Willendorf

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    The Venus of Willendorf is an ancient and symbolic figure created around 25,000 years ago. This statue, standing at about four and a half inches tall, was discovered on the Danube River in Willendorf, Austria. Many Archeologists believe that a Hunter-Gather society created it as a representation of a Mother goddess due to some of the statues emphasized attributes. Worshipping a Mother Goddess would make the most sense when you considered the conditions most ancient societies were living in. A…

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    Venus Of Willendorf Theory

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    Contents INTRODUCTION 4 CHARACTERISTICS OF CHOSEN IMAGES AND WHY THEY MADE SUCH AN IMPACT ON THEIR AUDIENCES 4 Venus of Willendorf 4 Egyptian Figures 6 Riace Bronze 9 COMPARISON OF ANCIENT IMAGES AND THOSE IN THE MODERN WORLD 11 Venus and Kim Kardashian 11 12 Egyptians and comic illustrations 13 HOW THIS HAS AFFECTED THE WORK OF ME, AS A GRAPHIC DESIGNER 13 Advertising 14 Photoshop 15 Photography 15 CONCLUSION 17 List of images 18 Bibliography 19 INTRODUCTION In this assignment, I am being…

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    The Venus of Willendorf is a fertility goddess. This female goddess is worshiped by the Neolithic woman. This sculptures purpose was to survive from the Paleolithic period. Woman would hold the figure for her power during childbirth to ward off death. The Willendorf figure has no visible face making it concept more than a human. The figure emphasizes on her large breast and her stomach. Her genital looks swollen, perhaps unnatural in order to give her that goddess look. Her arms and her feet…

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    1. The shape of the Venus of Willendorf is very round with several features exaggerated such as in the stomach and in the breasts. It is given a texture on its head which seems to imply that it's hair though where the face should be appears to be covered by this hair. There also is a few other details in the statute such as having a belly button and having a defined pubic area. The meaning and function of this object can be understood 2. In the Paleolithic painting the humans are rather simple…

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    going to compare are Venus of Willendorf crafted sometime between 28,000-25,000 BCE. and Josef Schusser’s May Evening painted in 1897. Venus of Willendorf is of an ancient sculpture dipicting a woman figure. Shapewise, the art piece is not natural in the approach…

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    The Venus of Willendorf is a 11cm tall statue that was discovered in Austria in 1908 by archeologist Josef Szombathy. The statue is an intricate carving of a large woman, who’s hands are resting atop her large breasts, and with her pubic region exposed. She does not have a face, instead a multitude of small balls have been carved into her head region, giving her a sort of anonymity. It is believed to be one of the oldest carvings in the world, dating back to around 24,000 BC. There is a large…

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    Images of the human body have been around for many years. We today have images of the human body flashing everywhere in society. The ideal women figure or man figure, what your should strive to look like from your hair to your toes. Images of the human body represent what a culture or society values in looks and propaganda. One of the first sculptures of the human body found was the Venus of Wilendorf. It was discovered in Austria in 1908 near the village in lower Austria called Krems. The…

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    Female figurines from early human populations, commonly called “Venus Figures”, may tell us much about the roles of women. Two such figures, the Venus of Willendorf and that of Catal Huyuk, show similarities as well as striking differences both visually and contextually. If one examines these similarities and differences between the two, one can understand what the lifestyles were of whoever made these. Physically, there are a few distinct differences between the two statues. The seated woman,…

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