Greek ceramic sculpture representing the goddess “Aphrodite”, 300-200 B.C.

From 323 B.C., with the death of Alexander the Great, the period known as the Hellenistic period began in Greece, which would dominate the entire third century B.C. It is a period where theatricality predominates, so there will be a great development of art to impact. Therefore, the Hellenistic art is characterized by the search of perfect anatomies, rich qualities, dynamism and use of lights and shadows. The ancient Greeks, magnificent sculptors, used the female body as an icon of beauty. The goddess Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, of love, protector of fertility The Greek beauty icon equated to the goddess Venus in Ancient Rome. The goddess is presented with a fallen cloak that leaves half of her body exposed, and with one foot resting on a square base, in a sensual and theatrical pose. This Aphrodite is without a doubt a masterful example of the sculptural ability of Ancient Greece, the hair gathered into a casual bun, her angelic face and the sinuous sculptured body are enhanced by the serenity of her more than 2000 year old colors.


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