Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History and University Honors

Department

Art

First Advisor

Susanne Tringali

Subjects

Praxiteles (active 4th century B.C.). Aphrodite of Cnidus, Aphrodite (Greek deity) -- Art, Greek sculpture, Female nude in art, Sex in art

DOI

10.15760/honors.265

Abstract

This paper explores the sexuality and femininity of the fourth century BCE sculpture called the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles, and how this sculpture broke away from rigid old traditions and started new, positive ones regarding the nude female form.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17315

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