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2.01.2011

Venus of Willendorf





Sketch done a couple of years ago.




Initial paint applied several days ago. This is oil on panel, approx 24 x 30".




Worked on this over the weekend ... almost finished.

8 comments:

Mariela said...

very very interesting...

Teri said...

How so, Mariela?

Katerina said...

I love her!! This is great Teri! What's cool about this is that a person could think up a few different stories about her. Especially if they're not familiar with this Venus.

Teri said...

Thanks Katerina... I want to hear your stories!

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Teri, It is a compelling image...odd and quirky. I like the way the almost finished painting has turned out...love the depth of the background colour. Was this a sculpture?

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Teri...I just googled it...so now I know more about her! Have you thought about painting a series of fertility symbols such as this in the same kind of style or colours? I think it would make an interesting concept.

Teri said...

Hi Maggie,
Yes, this sketch was done from a photo of the Old Stone Age (or Paleolithic) figurine found in Austria. It is one of the oldest prehistoric female sculpted forms ever found. It is 4.25" tall, limestone. It is thought to have served as a fertility image because women's childbearing capacity insured the survival of the species. Since I have born children, this image is very meaningful to me.

Mariela said...

I like the forms and the result with earth colors... it reminds me something between African and Cycladic statues...
I also like the texture of the painting...