The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek sculpture created between 130 and 100 BC. The sculpture is currently credited to Alexandros of Antioch. The statue lost its arms . when it was exported to France and a group of Turkish officials tried to prevent the exportation by force - a fight ensued during which the statue fell to the ground. After King Louis XVIII purchased the statue, it was kept in the palace as personal property of the royal family of France. Eventually it was put on public display in the Louvre
Perhaps the most famous statue of the goddess of love , it attracts the attention of millions. Simultaneously proud and bashful, sensual and sublime, she inspires a combination of contrasting emotions. An interesting fact is that the model who posed for the statue of Venus would have worn a size 38 in the modern world.Flavors
Moai (Hawaiian for 'statue, idol') are stone monolithic statues on Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean. There are currently 887 Moaistatues on the island. The statues are believed to have been made by the island's aboriginal population between 1250 and 1500. The pavilion of the sessions of the Louvre Museum displays one of the Moaistatues.
Easter Island is one of the most enigmatic places on Earth. About two thousand years ago, the Polynesian civilization left behind the Moai Giant idols, deified figures of the island's ancestors. An idol from the Louvre collection is an opportunity to get in touch with eternity. The thought gives us goosebumps !Flavors