The statue Paulina Borghese as Venus Victrix is an intriguing juxtaposition of the real and the mythological. On the one hand, this work by Italian artist Antonio Canova represents a real person - Paulina Borghese, the beautiful sister of Napoleon. On the other, this woman is also cast in the guise of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Suggestive details, such as an apple and the languid pose, especially allude to Venus and her triumphant role in Classical myth. This beautiful book (which is a part of the Phaidon Art & Ideas series) features information about the Neoclassical style. With a combination of informative text and color images, it is an insightful and delightful introduction to an important period in the history of art.
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