Female Statue - Worshiping Statue - Need Help

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  1. poppe macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if any of you could help me. I am looking for a statue, painting, or some artistic medium in that realm of a female, something that has been or was worshiped by all. Not so much a fertility statue, but more something like a god statue. Something that would say women are on a pedestal, this higher being of perfection.

    This is for something I am writing, so please forgive me for making this sound weird.
     
  2. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, if I was going to worship any statue, it would most likely be this one (front, back). Not sure if this was what you were looking for, but I hope it helps.
     
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  4. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am going to use Aphrodite as a last resort, as I am looking for something a little different. Aphrodite is known to have bed with many men, but I am looking for a statue to represent, the woman, the pure woman, the perfect woman.

    What is the back story on this statue?
     
  5. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    I'm not entirely sure... I was researching a topic a few months back and happened across the image of this statue. It was so beautiful that I bookmarked the page, and when you asked for a female statue, this popped back in mind. According to Wikipedia she is a water spirit... but as I said, this representation of her (more than any other I've seen) is rather entrancing. :eek:
     
  6. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree. I just wish the backstory was simple to fine for anyone, so that if when seeing this statue in my project, they could go and research it and get a deeper meaning to my story; that is if she fit what I was looking for.
     
  7. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Well, here is the backstory of the statue from the Yale University Art Gallery...
    "Undine was the heroine of a popular French nineteenth-century romantic novel in which a mermaid princess forsakes the carefree life of a water-spirit to gain a soul by marrying the mortal knight she loves. When her husband proves unfaithful, Undine is forced by the laws of the water-spirits to kill him. Ives depicts the moment when the mournful Undine, cloaked in a white veil, rises like a fountain from the castle's wellspring to claim her husband's life. The exquisitely carved wet drapery is one of the most notable American examples of see-through illusionism popular in mid-nineteenth-century sculpture."
    Most likely not what you were looking for as it seems to be more of a cautionary tale aimed at us. :eek:
     
  8. poppe thread starter macrumors 68020

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    No not much for this story, but is very interesting. May have to pick up the novel!
     
  9. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Maybe Athena. There were several versions, including Pallas Athena and the massive bronze statue of Athena Promachos.

    Or Galatea from the Pygmalion myth?
     
  10. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, that sounds like Aphrodite.
     

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