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Do you know the fertility of Venus ?
Fertility problems are not new in our time ...
The proof, art shows !
We discovered the "Paleolithic Venus" dating from –40 000 years ago, who worshiped couples to help them have a child.
These were discovered Venus worldwide : and France (Pyrenees and Dordogne), and England, and Italy, and Germany, in several countries in Eastern Europe, and Russia including Siberia, in a large number of approximately 250.
These statues do not follow a single female canon.
Some have beautiful curve, the others large buttocks and hips and some are more elongated. They are generally static, with face rarely represented while the body is quite realistic. Their common feature is that their nakedness (sometimes they just wear a bracelet or necklace).
The upper or lower limbs are neglected, when the head, facial features are not represented (except 2 exceptions : the Lady of Brassempouy head and Dolni Vestonice).
Only have highlighted the feminine attributes : symbols of fertility.
Some were discovered in an archaeological context by reference to the rituals, others were used as ornaments (recognizable by a hanging hole).
They are, in general, found broken, the pieces were scattered in the home, in the same place everyday objects, also broken. Indeed sometimes with a magical role (belief in the elemental forces as the home, the ground of their ancestors ...), Once the ritual performed, it lost all spiritual values, Then again becoming a mere object of popular art.
Some of them received offerings (legged buffalo tools), while others were buried in small pits they were often not for away from home, vital point of the group : private altars for worship of specific entities (ancestors, forces, minds), for protection against what could be harmful (particularly health-fertility), sacred space…
These Venus represents the mystery of fertility and life, worn by women.
Through the ages, artists have reinterpreted to honor them !
I can give you example Niki you may be familiar with the creations :
Niki de Saint Phalle, and Based on that prehistoric art, wanted to refer to this ancient art while showing his interest in femininity and life.
We are in this same approach !
We as women as artists, we wanted to rediscover these evidence on fertility creating the "Mamas.”
Here is an overview :
We do not give them magic power of (This avoids having to break them) mais faisons le vœux qu’elles puissent rendre hommage aux femmes et à ce qu’elles sont capables d’accomplir dans leur vie 🙂
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And you ? Do you have a fetish object that helps you think about your fertility ? To get ready to welcome a baby home ?
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