HD photographs of Venus the Goddess of Love statue inside Jardin du Luxembourg - Page 393
This time, while we were in the popular tourist attraction of the Jardin du Luxembourg, which is in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris, we took these high definition photos showing the statue called Venus sortant du bain, depicting Venus the Goddess of Love.
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So this first HD photo shows the statue of Venus sortant du bain, which generally translates in English to Venus out of the bath, and as you can see, this is positioned on top of a column that is 4 metres in height.
This next image shows a close up of the marble statue that measures a height of 1.5 metres, and it is categorised under a section called the d'Apres l'antique, which generally means that this is an antique statue, however, the origins of this or when it was sculpted are not known.
But it was when the Luxembourg Gardens were being redesigned at the time that the Palais du Luxembourg was being extended, which is the magnificent historical building you can see in the background, that the statue of Venus was placed within the grounds in the 1840s.
Now there are numerous different statues called Venus sortant du bain that can be found in numerous chateaux, gardens, and museums throughout France and other countries such as Italy, and this was designed to depict Venus with her robe after having just got out of a bath.
Yet the statue of Venus you can see here positioned on the top of the tall column, is located within the formal part of the Jardin du Luxembourg in a semicircular lawn area that overlooks the Grand Bassin.
And Venus is the mythical Goddess of Love, who is also referred to as the Goddess of beauty, love, sex and fertility in Roman mythology, and her Greek counterpart would be the Goddess Aphrodite who was also a Goddess of Victory.
In myth, Venus was born of sea foam and is therefore presented as a watery female, which is why many paintings depict Venus rising from the sea or on a clam, and according to the stories, she had two divine loves, who were Vulcan and Mars, but some accounts and mythical stories also state she was the daughter of Jupiter.
Now this high definition photo shows the marble statue of Venus sortant du bain from behind, standing proud on top of the 4 metre column, and we took this picture looking towards the Grand Bassin that we mentioned earlier.
And in this last image, you can get a general idea of where the statue of Venus out of the bath is located, which is actually on the western side of the formal Luxembourg gardens area, before you would reach the west terrace and the statues depicting the Queens of France series.
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