Venus de Medici

Fine art print for sale. Venus de Medici
Artist/Collection: Simon Thomassin
Product Code: 25207
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Venus de Medici

Engraving of famous staue "Venus de Medici" by Simon Thomassin. The Venus de' Medici or Medici Venus is a lifesize marble sculpture depicting the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. It is a 1st-century BC marble copy, perhaps made in Athens, of a bronze original Greek sculpture. It has become one of the navigation points by which the progress of the Western classical tradition is traced, the references to it an outline of the changes of taste and the process of classical scholarship.

This is a fine art print of a beautiful engraving from 1689 by Simon Thomassin in Paris titled "Venus de Medicis", from his work "Recuel des Statue, Groupes, Fontaines, Termes, Vases et Autres Mangifique Ornamens du Chateau et Parc de Versailles", which shows the magnificent statues, fountains and ornaments at the Palace of Versaille.