Αbout Venus Italica
Our statue is based on the sculpture known as «Venus Italica » by Antonio Canova. Canova carved the original Venus Italica in 1819 to replace the ancient Roman Medici Venus, seized by Napoleon in 1802 from the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. In the true Neoclassical spirit, Canova decided to reinterpret the ancient work rather than carve an exact replica. Drawing inspiration from other classical statues of the goddess, he made several significant changes in the figure; as a result, his Venus appears more natural and her movement gentler than the Medici Venus. The Venus Italica was immediately hailed as Canova’s masterpiece and a worthy successor to the ancient Venus.
MADE IN GREECE – HANDMADE – VERY DETAILED
Height: 39 cm (15.35 in)
Width: 12 cm (4.72 in)
Weight: 1,45 Kg (3.2 lb)
Material & Manufacture process: Cast Marble
Cast Marble statues are made from a composite material in which natural crushed Greek Marble stone is mixed with a small quantity of resin that works as a glue. The mixture is then poured into a mold of the statue design. Because the powder is so fine the smallest details can be reproduced using this method. Over 90% of the finished sculpture is natural crushed Greek Marble stone, which gives it a look and feel of solid natural marble. All sculptures are finished by hand to ensure the finest quality. This strong material is water and weather resistant, doesn’t have bubbles, will not crack, and can be washed with most cleaning agents.
Please note: Our statues are not carved. 100% Natural marble statues are hand carved and command a very hefty price. Our product offerings are intended to be affordable to the majority public.