Thursday, May 14, 2009

Take it easy, Venus

It's somehow amazing, yes.
Interesting anyway; both the find and - the enthusiastic way in which it's celebrated. Well, and the name it's given: Venus of Hohle Fels.

Well, when I am thinking of Venus, I do have another picture in my mind. :)

In so far, it's nice in today's NYT to read following lead:
No one would mistake the Stone Age ivory carving for a Venus de Milo. The voluptuous woman depicted is, to say the least, earthier, with huge, projecting breasts and sexually explicit genitals.

Full article here.


  1. Sean, in my opinion before the creation of institutionalized religion, people celebrated their sexually in a very healthy way. It represented health, pleasure, prosperity and strength.

    Much later with religious oppression did we discover to hide and be embarrassed of our bodies.

  2. 35,000 years old!!! Hm.....A long way out, but (naked or clothed) it worked. We're here...

    As compared to the Venus de Milo, the French (who've never felt oppressed) would wink and say: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. The more it changes, the more it's the same.

    And the Ecclesiastes (who has seen everything) would wisely utter: What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun. (1:9)

    As always, fascinating post, Sean.:)

  3. Great minds think alike Sean! It's a marvellous discovery

  4. The Sculptor used artistry, aesthetics, symmetry and immense imagination to produce that sculpture.

    Either that or women had access to Breast augmentation in order for the breasts to protrude forward in such a rigid manner without wearing a bra.:)

    Wonderful abstract art.:)

  5. You got it just right, Ardent. I can't stop laughing...:)))))Thanks!

  6. Nevin,
    although not many artists recently asked me to be model for their Adonis-sculptures and -paintings, I still am not embarrassed, nor would I hide my body - ask our neighbours. :)

    On an even more serious note: (With your opinion) you are probably not far away from the roots for >i>shame<(i>.

    you quoting 1:9, Thoreau comes to my mind. :)
    As for your prelimnary remark: Spot on! Made me smile.

    that you'd mention my humble mind in one breath with yours, is a great honour. :)
    Yeah, it's fascinating stuff, indeed.

    in case there's suddenly a gust of wind in your garden it might be caused by Claudia's and my laughter.
    Apart from chaos theory, I find interesting to describe breasts and bollocks of a 6cm-tall figure as huge respectively big.
    No complaining here, though. Somehow I feel I got a bit closer to understand what's relativity.