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By Gregory Curtis

Within the spring of 1820, at the Aegean island of Melos, an unsuspecting farmer was once digging for marble construction blocks while he unearthed the statue that may become often called the Venus de Milo. From the instant of its discovery a conflict for ownership ensued and used to be received, ultimately, through the French. Touted via her keepers within the Louvre because the nice classical locate of the period, the sculpture received rapid celebrity–and but its origins had but to be documented or verified.

From the flurry of pleasure surrounding her discovery, to the raging disputes over her authenticity, to the politics and personalities that experience given upward push to her mystique, Gregory Curtis has given us a riveting examine the embattled legacy of a loved icon and a impressive tribute to at least one of the world’s nice artworks.

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Rates from “Dissertation”: ibid. , 240. Clarac’s anger sixty seven. “There are antiquaries”: Maury, 756. sixty eight. “I don’t quite see why you handle yourself”: Ravaisson 1871b. sixty nine. “pure forgetfulness”: Michon 1900, 351. 70. “represent an epoch” and additional rates: Clarac 1821. The statue involves the king seventy one. “I locate your ideas”: Michon 1900, 353. seventy two. Fontaine’s constructions: Fontaine, liv. seventy three. Fontaine’s own lifestyles: Fouche, seventy two. seventy four. anecdote approximately Fontaine and cash: Hoeffer, 323. seventy five. “The continuous buzzing”: Fontaine, 537. seventy six. museum as position of guide, “a position consecrated”: Chaudonneret, forty-one. seventy seven. “uselessness” and “fantasies”: Fontaine, 617. seventy eight. coming to blows: ibid. , 617. seventy nine. plaster solid: ibid. , 618. eighty. jury to choose: ibid. , 617–18. eighty one. “I have the honor”: Michon 1900, 358. eighty two. “I am actually displeased”: ibid. , 358. eighty three. “It used to be merely the non-public interest”: Fontaine, 627. A cavalier in a corset eighty four. corset and Spanish fly: Neto 1995, 303. eighty five. Forbin carried into Récamier salon: Goncourt and Goncourt, sixty five. IV. damaged Marble 1. starting anecdote: Delacroix’s Journals. The sealed room 2. info of Ravaisson’s lifestyles: Dulière, Borgson. three. hiding the statue in the course of the Franco-Prussian struggle: Gautier. four. difficulties uncovered via lacking facets: Ravaisson 1871b. The sticking out facet five. “Venus appears”: Gautier, 357. routine passivity 6. “Never did a man”: Bergson, 278. the tale of the struggle at the shore 7. biographical information about Aicard: Guirand, Burnett. remainder of scenario: Aicard. eight. “I may have”: Aicard, forty three. nine. Brest’s letter: Runciok 1930, 255. 10. d’Urville’s paper: ibid. , 253. The drawings reappear eleven. Marcellus, Voutier, and the drawings: Aicard, de Lorris. 12. “a scuffle”: Beard, one hundred twenty. thirteen. “Years later, Marcellus’s account”: Augustinos, 233. 14. “Though Marcellus by no means admits”: Arscott and Scott, three. The Venus of the Gardens 15. “image expressing divine grace”: Ravaisson 1985, eighty four. sixteen. Reinach’s overview of Ravaisson’s paper: Reinach 1893. 17. Furtwängler’s overview: Furtwängler 1893. V. Geniuses 1. Prince Ludwig: Haskell 1981, 116. 2. Heine crying: Galard, 106. He additionally idea she checked out him with pity as though she desired to say, “Can’t you notice I don’t have palms and am unable that will help you? ” three. Furtwängler’s lifestyles earlier than paintings in Athens: Briggs and Calder, 84ff. four. “all fire”: Briggs and Calder, eighty five. five. Furtwängler and pottery from Mycenae: Marchand 2000a. 6. Curtius at Olympia: Briggs and Calder. 7. philology and the desirability of unearths: Marchand 2000b, 196. eight. Hermes replica: Michaelis, 131. nine. Furtwängler at Olympia, “rubbish of historic times”: Briggs and Calder, Marchand 2000a. 10. “I believe relatively satisfied”: Marchand, 2000a. eleven. Furtwängler after Olympia: Briggs and Calder, Bazant. 12. “I am already”: Bazant, ninety one. thirteen. “One of my primary failings”: Briggs and Calder, 88. 14. Furtwängler marriage and family members existence: Schonzeler, Schuchhardt. 15. visual appeal and lecturing kind: Church. sixteen. Wilhelm Furtwängler: Schonzeler. The island except another way famous, Reinach’s lifestyles, bibliography, marriage, ideals are from creation to Reinach 1996 or Pottier.

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