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The Venus of Willendorf

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Choose your favorite art work.

Imagine that you have being transported back in time to the era of your favorite, painter, sculptor or architect who is in the process of creating your favorite work. You luck out and are able to meet him or her in the workshop where he or she is working on that piece. This is your chance to see what he or she has to say about this artwork. The paper should be composed like a narrative or even a conversation between you and the artist. What sort of questions would you ask him or her? Would you be curious about his upbringing, his schooling, his studio, or working habits? If you could see the work of art in progress, how might it look? Would you want to know the meaning of the artwork or how he or she is constructing the work?

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As you brainstorm some questions to ask the artist who created The Venus of Willendorf, here are some ideas:

Why did you choose limestone as the materials for this piece?

What significance does it hold culturally and spiritually to represent your era?

Because of its representation of the female form, ...

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This solution brainstorms some hypothetical questions to ask the artist who created The Venus of Willendorf.

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Compare themes of Venus of Willendorf and Aphrodite

Description-
Describe the visual style, media, scale, theme, color, texture, scale, pattern and form of Venus of Willendorf 25,000 BCE and Aphrodite (Venus de Milo) 150 BCE.
Comparison-
What are visual similarities between the two sculptures?
What are the main visual differences between the two sculptures?
Analysis-
How was the historical time and culture that the art was made in, reflected in the style and appearance of the art?
What was the main story/ theme of Venus of Willendorf and Aphrodite the same or different from each other?
Judgment-
In your opinion, did both artwork have traditional female beauty at that time?
Why or why not???
Was the art work successful at demonstrating the main theme?

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