Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Aphrodite


Another amusing facet of drawing in public is not just the people watching, but listening to what they say. 
While here in the Royal Palace gallery in the company of Aphrodite of Milo I overheard this; "You look much  prettier naked than her. And you've got arms!" Guy smirks, girl blushes.
So many tourists from all over, speaking every language, wearing every form of dress. Some pause, check off the list, move on fast. Some look tired and bored and yet others are  excited to see all these monuments, and reach finally a life long goal.
Finally, they all have to pose too, and get their photo taken with this graceful lady.

2 comments:

sylvia said...

Janice, is this Aphrodite the same as Venus de Milo? I love this robust and healthy shape, can you imagine if today's anorexic models were posing? Only half of te marble would have been required! Sylvia

janice skivington said...

Yes, Sylvia the Venus de Milo is also called the Aphrodite of Milo.
Your comment made me chuckle. Thanks!