Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - V for Venus

What? a partly naked lady in the City of Churches! I suspect a few eyebrows were raised when this statue of Venus was erected on North Terrace in 1892.

This was Adelaide's first statue. Sculpted from Carrara marble, it is a copy of Canova's Venus Italica.

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9 comments:

Ann said...

The city fathers must have debated and came to the conclusion that What is Art is Art. Has it ever been "Graffittied?

Cheers,

Ann :)

RuneE said...

Then again - why not? Beauty is eternal, and this is certainly a statue of a beauty!

Babooshka said...

No objections from me on the naked beauty.

Jay said...

I bet they were, but she's quite chaste by today's standards, isn't she?

photowannabe said...

Lovely descrete statue though I agree it probably ruffled a few feathers in the 1800's.
Perfect choice for the letter V.

Leslie: said...

Great choice for V-day. Interesting that it has stood so long - no one has ever objected? Not that I would, but many do voice their opinions vehemently these days! lol

Tumblewords: said...

Gorgeous statue but I'm sure, too, that it wasn't a cakewalk getting it erected there...Nice post!

Donna said...

Hahaa...I'll bet there Were!!! Nice photo!!hughugs

Petrus said...

She looks very cold - even in the Australian sun ..