Annotate a Classical Sculpture

I chose to annotate a sculpture of Aphrodite (Venus) that is in the British Museum with a much later copy in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

This is the first time that I have tried a full annotation of a sculpture and I didn’t find it easy. With paintings there is always the style, background, subject, period, colour, brush strokes etc to comment upon. I found that I needed to approach this annotation in a different way, I learned that the three dimensional naturre of sculpture is a hugely important part to fully appreciating it. It seems obvious to say now, but until I tried this annotation I hadn’t fully recognised that aspect.

The annotation is here: Marble Statue of a Naked Aphrodite Crouching at her Bath

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