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.
May 5, 2018
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)
Sayre, H. M. (08/2012).
Discovering the Humanities, 2/e VitalSource for DeVry University
[Bookshelf Online]. Retrieved from
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 figurine is described to me having the female gentiles so detailed and even to paint the vaginal