Venus de Milo polychrome statuette
Materials: 3D Printed plastic, Bronze, Copper, Acrylic
***NOTE: This piece will be on display at the Museumplein Cube museum of design, Amsterdam, from July 15 through December 15, 2016. It will be available for delivery January 1, 2017. Please contact me before placing an order for this piece.***
"We must regard this grandest and noblest representation of the mighty Goddess with the same feelings as are inspired by the rare golden days of autumn, which rival in beauty and surpass in charm and interest the uniform brightness of the height of summer." —Walter Copland Perry, 1910
This nineteen inch tall statuette is an extremely accurate 3D scanned, 3D printed, and hand-finished reduction of the Venus de Milo. The original two thousand year old broken marble statue of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, sex, and procreation, is one of the most famous sculptures in the world.
In 2013 I spent a week in the Skulpturhalle plaster cast museum in Basel, Switzerland, where I took over 650 carefully staged photographs of a full-scale, high-fidelity plaster cast of Venus that the Louvre's own studio made in 1850. I processed those photos into the world's most precise 3D model of Venus ever made.
This is a 3D print of that data. It's plastic, finished with metallic paint. Instead of reproducing the original's dull marble color, I finished Venus with bronze and copper, and buried it for days in a mix of sand, sawdust, gases, and acids to give it a bright, polychrome patina more fitting a goddess of beauty.
This statuette is one of two I've made, and they are the most detailed, accurate reductions of Venus de Milo ever produced, and have been shown in galleries and shows around the world as an example of what can be done by mixing fine art with cutting-edge 3D capture and 3D printing technology.
It was displayed as part of my presentation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which you can see here: http://bit.ly/1J3fAEQ You can see how people responded to it when it was on display in the Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, only a few hundred feet from the original: http://youtu.be/hl27omdRuw4
Materials: Plastic, acrylic, bronze, and copper
19.5" tall, and 5.75" wide by 4.5" deep
For indoor display only.
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Ooo-eee! Just got my bronze Satyr. I nearly fell over I was stuck so hard with the beauty and craftmanship of this piece. It is never --I mean NEVER coming off my neck! The level of detail is exceptional. The weight is perfect --made even better for the fact that it has some thickness and substance to it... not some flimsy piece that'll easily be dented or bent. Add to that the stellar level of friendly customer service makes this my best buy online in a long time. For my own personal taste I had to douse it with some Liver of Sulpher to instantly give it that lovely brown patina.. to which I then swiped a couple of times with a polishing cloth to give it a hint of highlights. I will most definitely be buying a couple more in different finishes. Yes THAT's how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece!
This is phenomenal. I cannot believe how beautiful the quality of this product is. The details are flawless and the size is perfect. It’s not tiny nor obnoxiously big. I am glad that the piece is hollowed from the inside because it makes the weight of the piece feel substantial, but not excessively heavy. It fits my 5 mm cuban chain with a little room to move, thankfully, and the polished finish is so shiny. I recommend the big medusa to wear as a necklace. The smaller medusa is beautiful on a very thin chain. I am in totally in love with this piece. The delivery of the piece was punctual and quick, as usual. The seller, Cosmo, also helped me with creating a custom piece and he worked his magic, as usual. Thank you, Cosmo. You are a true artist.
Excellent Customer Service. Advised me that he had this in stock and was able to ship immediately. So thankful that he makes this in brass as I am unable to afford a sold gold one. The craftsmanship is gorgeous! It’s small but packs a lot of detail. It’s really a perfect size. I may be getting a silver one as I usually wear silver. Fast shipping. Perfect transaction. Huge thank you!
As a narcoleptic, I was thrilled to find a Hypnos pendant. I wanted a smaller version for everyday wear and Cosmo made it happen. It’s the just the right size and the amount of detail is astounding. I got my Hypnos in raw silver and he is just perfect. Thank you!
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