Praxiteles, Aphrodite of Knidos, c. 330 B.C. Marble, height 4′ 11″ (1.52 meters).
The statue of Hermes is one of the most magnificent art pieces of the ancient world. Buell, Krista, "Aphrodite of Knidos, Trendsetter: Depictions of the Female Nude and Sexuality in Ancient Greek Sculpture" (2016). University Honors Theses. The Aphrodite of Knidos and the Invention of the Female Nude in Greek Art Back view of cast of Aphrodite of Knidos. The Knidians in Asia Minor were more daring and installed her in a round temple (tholos), where she became something of a celebrity. Belmont, CA: Thomson Learning Inc., 2005. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1995.
The Aphrodite of Knidos is credited with being the first life-size female nude.
(later Roman copy by Glycon)(Archaeological Museum, Naples). Such was her novelty that the city of Kos on Crete is supposed to have rejected her in favour of a clothed version.
12th ed. Roman copy of a marble original of c. 350 BCE. It is a symbol of beauty and aesthetics. 13. Lysippos, Farnese Hercules, 4th century B.C.E. The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Sucessors: A Historical Review of the Female Nude in Greek Art. If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website. Glyptothek, Munich, Germany.
Short, concise catalogue entry concentrating on one of the most important antique female sculptures. Kleiner, Fred S. and Mamiya, Chrisitin J. Gardener's Art Through the Ages.
Praxiteles’ Aphrodite of Knidos.
Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker.
It is the work of sculptor Praxiteles and depicts the god Hermes holding the infant Dionysos in his left arm. If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.kastatic.org and *.kasandbox.org are unblocked.
Havelock (C. M.), The Aphrodite of Knidos and Her Successors, A Historical Review of the female Nude in Greek Art, University of Michigan, 1995, p. 93-98, fig. Paper 252.