Monday, 8 April 2013

8th April

As the 8th of April is the date for two important art history facts, I've decided to combine them into one image.
Firstly, in 1820, the Venus De Milo (Aphrodite of Milos) was discovered by a peasant named Yorgos Kentrotas on the island of Milos in the Aegean Sea.
And secondly, in 1973, the master of Cubism, Pablo Picasso, died at the ripe old age of 91.

Despite the pale stone we recognise the Venus De Milo was originally painted to look more life like (the Greeks did this to most of their statues). She still looks a bit shocked at being Picasso'd though.

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