Shiny as I had to wash the dust off before photographing it!
Pentax OptioS5n and PSP (PaintShopPro) simple background.
Single unglazed Red Clay nude figure made at evening class, Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne over 25 years ago. I rubbed green and brown acrylic paint over clay after firing for a bronze patina effect.
Featured in Art at its Best, 28 July 2012
The Aphrodite of Milos (Greek), better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Created at some time between 130 and 100 BC, it is believed to depict Aphrodite (called Venus by the Romans), the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 203 cm (6.7 ft) high. Its arms and original plinth have been lost. This contributed to the mystery of the sculpture. From an inscription that was on its plinth, it is thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch; it was earlier mistakenly attributed to the master sculptor Praxiteles. It is at present on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.