Weekend Artists Series, Pt. 2: “Where are the Arms of the Venus de Milo?”

A most intriguing question. Did the statue ever possess arms? Did they break off? Why was the statue abandoned in a field somewhere on such an insignificant island as Melos (Milo)? Was this just another unfinished statue that was discarded? Nobody knows, we just like to guess…

Take a look, let me know what you think, after all this is one of the most famous statues in the world…

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  1. spwilcen · 27 Days Ago

    What a treat! Thank you for this fascinating post.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 27 Days Ago

      Thank you SP! I am glad you liked it. Once you’re settled I would like your thoughts on this matter…take good care and have a great weekend!

      • spwilcen · 27 Days Ago

        Given the statement that “unfinished” was common practice I suspect it may never have had arms. Why it was in a remote place is understandable as if may have been transported to some villa or perhaps stolen and abandoned afterward.

      • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 26 Days Ago

        Its a theory as good as any other as there’s no way to know for sure. In my opinion, the patron who commissioned it did not like it, refused to pay and the sculptor just abandoned it and went on with his life and work. How it ended in farmlands so remote? Who knows! Thank you SP! All the best,

  2. Easymalc · 27 Days Ago

    A good question indeed. I’ve been fortunate enough to see it in the flesh so to speak, and even more fortunate to see her without crowds of people blocking my view. In fact I got so close to her that I could study the sculptor’s interpretation of this Greek goddess, whoever she is.

    Whether she had arms I couldn’t say of course, but for what it’s worth I reckon she did – but what do I know? What I do think though is that whoever she is and whoever the sculptor was, between them they have created a wonderful picture of Ancient Greece.

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · 27 Days Ago

      Yes, without a doubt. An incredible work of art. I saw her at Le Louvre a few years ago. I’m glad you liked it. I thought it would be a good thing to think about, no?
      Take good care my friend and all the best,

  3. Fascinating glimpse into history Thanks for sharing, FBC.

  4. markbierman · 26 Days Ago

    I’ve heard many different theories on this one, but never about it being damaged in a battle. Fascinating post.

  5. azurea20 · 26 Days Ago

    La imagen de la Venus de Milo me ha recordado la primera vez que visite el Louvre, fui víctima de lo que es conocido como el síndrome de Stendhal, me dio tal mareo que casi me caigo redonda.

  6. Anna Waldherr · 25 Days Ago

    An intriguing question.

  7. tiffanyarpdaleo · 25 Days Ago

    Thanks for posing a fun and interesting question, Francisco!🤷‍♀️

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