Hello hillary the venus of willendorf statue is

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Hello Hillary, The “Venus of Willendorf” statue is really fascinating. Compared to current society’s idea of what beauty is, It is amazing how much the sense of beauty can change through generations. Then again, every culture looks at beauty differently. As wonderful as this piece of artwork is, it leaves a lot of things to think about. For instance, is the big belly a way of celebrating fertility and childbirth, or it is a way of showing the ideal body type with enough fat to survive the harsh and cold climate that they lived in. Also, was the lack
% of facial features a way of showing that they did not care about facial beauty, or the artist just focused on the body because that was the main focus of the artwork. I believe we will eventually find answers to some of these questions as we continue to study these pieces of artworks. (https Cheryl Potrzuski (h ! ps://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/25680/users/105 May 5, 2018 % ! Hillary, I agree with your post and find it interesting that the ideal female was overweight/obese but possibly represented survival. The thought of the big breasts and shape of the figurine represents child bearing along with the color red of menses.Also the figures being a possible doll. (Sayre, 2012 p.4) Cheryl Sayre, H. M. (08/2012). Discovering the Humanities, 2/e VitalSource for DeVry University . [Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from (https:// Kelli Turner (h ! ps://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/25680/users/1057 May 2, 2018 ! Dear Professor and Class, As I was reading chapter 1 I saw the limestone figure of a woman, that I found very interesting. This was names the Venus of Willendorf. This figurine was only 4" in height. It is thought that it is after the idea of the beauty of a woman. Others say the figurine has a large abdomen and breasts to indicate they would be safe in the harsh conditions of living in a cave and hunting for food, where having body fat might mean you will survive. I find it fascinating that the people who carved the figurines found stones to resemble a belly button and how they made so much detail. The way the figurine is described to me having the female gentiles so detailed and even to paint the vaginal
% area red to resemble menses so the last explanation for the figurine is that it resembles childbearing and fertility make a lot of sense to me. Sayre, H. M. (2013). Discovering the humanities (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall (https Cheryl Potrzuski (h ! ps://chamberlain.instructure.com/courses/25680/users/105 May 5, 2018 % ! Kelli, I also thought the 4' figurine in height was interesting but did not think about the belly button. I had to go back and look at it again. I appreciate your post. Have a great day. Cheryl Sayre, H. M. (08/2012). Discovering the Humanities, 2/e VitalSource for DeVry University .

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