And as the beauty of the naked woman is the highest type of beauty, the representation of this beauty in sculpture is necessarily the highest and purest of all the arts.
Figure 144 is a picture of the most celebrated work of art in the world, ancient 01' modern. Apkrodite, 01' Venus, being the Goddess of Universal Love, is naked; and her posture shows her as glorying in the eternally and universally entrancing features of
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the breasts and pubes as the symbols of womanhood. Someone said of this statue:
"There was a sculptor named Phidias vVhose statues were perfectly hideous;
He made Aphrodite "\Vithout any nightie
And so shocked the ultra-fastidious."