Why is it Famous? – Venus of Willendorf

By: Joanna Wallace This small statuette is one of the most famous surviving works of art in history, mainly due to its extremely old age. The Venus of Willendorf is an Upper Paleolithic stone carving depicting a woman with exaggerated features and traces of red ochre pigment, but little else is factually known about the piece. The facts: Scientists and art historians have dated the … Continue reading Why is it Famous? – Venus of Willendorf