The recent discovery of Willem van Tetrode’s bronze reduction of the Venus de’Medici revealed that this most iconic of antique marble Venuses was known as early as the mid-16th century. 2 vols. December 1, 2005, pp. Style: Hellenistic: Date-Period: Imperial Roman: DESCRIPTION. É uma cópia em mármore do século I, provavelmente feita em Atenas, de uma estátua de bronze mais antiga no estilo da Afrodite de Cnido, [2] protótipo da família da Vênus Pudica, executada por um escultor da tradição Praxiteliana.A estátua está na Galleria degli Uffizi, em Florença. to A.D. 330" Their quality may vary from work produced by a fine sculptor for a discerning patron, to commonplace copies mass-produced for gardens. It is a first century BCE marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture, following the type of the Aphrodite of Cnidos, which would have been made by a sculptor in the immediate Praxitelean tradition, perhaps at the end of the century. 1 / 8. Art UK has updated its cookies policy. Some scholars see his choice as possibly inspired by the notion that the ancient marbles were actually copies of lost bronze originals. This Venus stood at the head of the bath in the Bath Room in the Grotto and remained there until presented to the museum. The goddess is depicted in a fugitive, momentary pose, as if surpised in the act of emerging from the sea, to which the dolphin at her feet alludes. Not all artworks are on display. Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find … White, Horace's Head, Fleet-Street, 1773), p. 77. 58-71, lot 64, ill., cover ill. Connor, T. P. "The fruits of a Grand Tour: Edward Wright and Lord Parker in Italy, 1720-22." The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford. Images and other media are excluded. After casting, the artist destroyed the original plasters to prevent a second use, making the works even more extraordinary. Vênus de Médici é uma escultura grega de tamanho natural [1] da deusa mitólogica do amor Afrodite. Such sculptures are described as "Roman copies", with the understanding that these were produced, often by Greek sculptors, anywhere under Roman hegemony "say, between the dictatorship of Sulla and the removal of the Capital to Constantinople, 81 B.C. Severe yet sensual, the Roman goddess of Love's well-modeled, undulating curls and upswept hair provide a delicate contrast to the unblemished skin which is polished to a high shine. Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. An eighteenth-century copy of the Hellenistic Venus di Medici (the original is in the Uffizi, Florence). Letters from Italy, in the years 1754 and 1755, by the late Right Honourable John Earl of Corke and Orrery (London: printed for B. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account. Laurent de Médicis (en italien Lorenzo di Piero de' Medici : « Laurent, fils de Pierre de Médicis »), surnommé Laurent le Magnifique (Lorenzo il Magnifico), né à Florence le 1 er janvier 1449 et mort dans la même ville le 8 avril 1492, est un homme d'État florentin et le dirigeant de facto de la République florentine durant la Renaissance. This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC). The condition of the bronze has therefore retained much of the freshness of its original appearance, without staining or pitting of the surface. [Go to accessibility information]. Updates and additions stemming from research and imaging activities are ongoing, with new content added each week. Her eyes are slightly textured giving them the appearance of depth. The condition of the bronze has therefore retained much of the freshness of its original appearance, without staining or pitting of the surface. We want to know what you think about Art UK. View in Street View. Photo credit: Elmbridge Museum ... you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s), the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other stated rights holders. You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. Open Content images tend to be large in file-size. This venue is open to the public. This particular sculpture, however, takes the "souvenir" type to the extreme, as it is a large, full-scale work, difficult to transport, and of such high artistic quality. Variants of the Venus Pudica (suggesting an action to cover the breasts) are the Venus de' Medici and the Capitoline Venus . and privacy policy, Enter your email address below and we’ll send you a link to reset your password, I agree to the Art UK terms and conditions This statue was one of several brought from Europe by Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton, the 9th Earl of Lincoln (later the 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme) who built the grotto in the grounds of Oatlands House in about 1770.