For sale our artistic interpretations of the female nude sculptures: always sensuous, sometimes provocative, even erotic. Our collection of statues showcasing the female nude represents her as depicted throughout history. Popularized by the ancient Greeks more than two thousand years ago, lifelike nude statues remain a very popular choice for decorating home or garden.
Venus of Willendorfalso called Woman of Willendorf or Nude WomanUpper Paleolithic female figurine found in at Willendorf, Austriathat is perhaps the most familiar of some 40 small portable human figures mostly female that had been found intact or nearly so by the early 21st century. Roughly 80 more exist as fragments or partial figures. The statuette—made of oolitic limestone tinted with red ochre pigment—is dated to circa 28,—25, bce.
Archaic figurines of women holding a dove recovered from in and around the Thesmophorion of S. Francesco Bisconti at Morgantina Sicily can be associated with a fragmentary terracotta throne now in Vienna. It is possible that this throne was made for one or both of the famous acrolithic sculptures that represented the goddesses Demeter and Kore, from the same sanctuary.
The Venus figurines is a term given to a collection of prehistoric statuettes of women made during the Paleolithic Period, mostly found in Europe, but with finds as far as Siberia. To date, more than of the figurines have been found, all of whom are portrayed with similar physical attributes, including curvaceous bodies with large breasts, bottoms, abdomen, hips, and thighs, and usually tapered at the top and bottom. The heads are often of relatively small size and devoid of detail, and most are missing hands and feet.
Buste de Goliath, 38 x 26 x 24 cm 15 x Petit Dollar Brooklyn 2, 16 x 40 x 0. Ian Philip Bear, 55 x 25 x 25 cm
The nude beauty lays naturally on a blanket perhaps modeling for a class of aspiring artists learning the art of the human form. There is a simple and curvaceous sense attributed to the composition of her body as she she seems to rise out of sleep. This is a great piece honoring the natural beauty of the female form.
The sculpture of ancient Greece from to BCE took early inspiration from Egyptian and Near Eastern monumental art, and over centuries evolved into a uniquely Greek vision of the art form. Greek artists would reach a peak of artistic excellence which captured the human form in a way never before seen and which was much copied. Greek sculptors were particularly concerned with proportion, poise, and the idealised perfection of the human body, and their figures in stone and bronze have become some of the most recognisable pieces of art ever produced by any civilization.
It is an artistic movement that dates back to the time between and and which focussed on the designs of everyday objects as well as dresses and jewellery, furniture, vehicles or buildings. In contrast to the styles of the Renaissance, Rococo or Art Nouveau, Art Deco lacks any consistent stylistic elements, as it is rather about the departure from old and dusty traditions. It is about creating a creative link between the elegant shapes, valuable materials, brilliant colours and a new sensuality. The Art Deco movement opposed the mass production of art and buildings whose only purpose was their practicality.