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.

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Statue of Aphrodite, known as the Venus of Arles. Hymettus marble, Roman artwork, imperial period, end of the 1st century BC.

Venus of Arles (Aphrodite), Roman statute (copy) (marble), original attributed to Praxiteles, discovered in Arles, 1st century BC (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Leda and the swan, Albert ernst carrier belleuse

Angel Sculpture

Goddess Sculptures 4000 - 3000 BCE via > etsi-ketsi.net

Brian Booth Craig

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.

Wire sculptor by Robin Wight http://www.fantasywire.co.uk/Iwishfairydetail.html

Beth Cavener Stichter, ceramic, sculpture

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

Le génie du mal (Lucifer)- Guillaume Geefs

Roman statue, copy after a Hellenistic original, from circa 150 BC, of the so-called Marine Venus type. In the 17th century a perfume bottle was added under the right hand, leading to this work's best-known name. The head comes from a restoration carried out by Valeriano Salvatierra in the early 19th century.

Tlaloc, Aztec god of rain, water, and fertility, usually shown with goggles.

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.

Ivan Vitali | Venus. 1852. Marble. State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia.

sculpture of a girl kneeling

Rikka Ayasaki; Acrylic, Painting "Passions, sunset 7004"

ice sculpture

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!