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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Luxembourg Gardens and Venus sortant du bain statue
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.
Goddess of Love statue at Jardin du Luxembourg
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.
Venus sortant du bain statue at Jardin du Luxembourg
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.
Luxembourg Gardens Goddess of Love statue
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.
Garden around Goddess of Love statue
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.
Marble statue of Goddess of Love
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.
Venus sortant du bain statue on column
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.
Back of Venus sortant du bain statue
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.
Goddess of Love statue on column
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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Jardin du Luxembourg, Rue de Medicis / Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, Paris, Ile de France, France

Opening times (dawn to dusk)
7:30/8:30am to 4:30/9:30pm

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Jardin des Grands Explorateurs
Place Edmond-Rostand
Francois Garnier monument
Marechal Ney monument
La Closerie des Lilas restaurant
Musee Zadkine
Musee Bible et Terre Sainte
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Musee du Compagnonnage
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