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Artweeks Day18

Today’s theme is ‘Echoes of the past’, and you can see the themed video here

There are ammonites, standing stones and the iconic White Horse of Uffington featuring today.

Aphrodite on red oil 8x10” on canvas panel

The Model for this painting was a replica of the famous Ancient Greek Venus de Milo statue. It’s amazing to think that the original statue was created over 2000 years ago!

Aphrodite is a Goddess associated with love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation, also often represented by the colour red. The Romans reinvented her as their Goddess Venus.

I am fascinated by ancient cultures and surprised how much of their art survives to this day.

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