California Venus sculpture, c. 1895 MARBLE. A beautiful sculpture with a tragic story behind it. Marian Nolan was 16 when she modeled for the sculpture, that was then presented at the worlds fair in Chicago under the name "The California Venus". Years later she was murdered by E. Marshuts whose affection she did not return. Marshuts shot Marian Nolan in the head, then shot himself in the head and fell dead to the sidewalk within a few feet of where the murdered woman lay breathing her last.
The Venus de Milo sculpture was created sometime between 100 and 130 B.C. it is believed to depict Aphrodite (Venus to the Romans) the Greek goddess of love and beauty. It is at present on display at the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Roger Reutimann /// “The major work of the world is not done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people, with balance in their lives, who have learned to work in an extraordinary manner.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley
Graceland Cemetery, Chicago...In 1880, six-year-old Inez Clarke was struck and killed by a bolt of lighting. Her parents commissioned an artist to create a sculpture in her exact likeness and placed it over her grave, adding a transparent plexiglass box to protect it from the elements.
This is a picture of " Visions" a sculpture made of marble that I own. I love this sculpture and inspiration and beauty she brings into my life. The Artist name is "Gaylord" and you can visit his site at gaylordart.com. Truly a man of insight and talent!