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Villendorfas Venēra 21. gs.

Venus of Willendorf 21st Century

Brigitta Zelča

Rīga /  Villendorfas Venēra 21. gs.   Rīga /  Villendorfas Venēra 21. gs.


Female figure based on the Venus of Willendorf made with modern materals.


Villendorfas Venēra
Brigitta Zelča

Latvijas Mākslas akadēmijas. Stikla mēklas apakšnozares bakalaura darbs
Diplomdarba vadītājs: Prof. Aigars Bikše

Paldies: Zelč gimene, Sandim Aispuram, Artūram Igovenam, Veltai Igovenai, Laurai Sarkanei
Jānim Znotinam, Sintijai Kadlerei, Aigaram Bumburam, Ilzei Kreitusei, Didzim Grodzam

Venus of Willendorf 21st century

Artist Brigita Zelca (1986) is a young creative personality whose works have been
evaluated at various exhibitions and symposiums. Artist had graduated from
Riga Secondary School of Design and Art and currently is studying at Latvian
Academy of Arts, Departmen of Visual Communication.

Art object Venus of Willendorf 21st century has treated an important comtem-
porary European cultural history "icon" of 21st century context. It is 4.5 m
high, made of glued foam rubber sheets and covered with peaces of mirror
plastic creating peculiar replica to the Stone Age masterpiece.
Combining the Stone Age and modern art language, the alignment of these
two eras of women, Venus of Willendorf 21st century is conceptual work allow-
ing women of nowadays to shine in their reflection while Venus is shining for
herself. She is surprising with her female shapes.

Sign in Latvian not copied.



The Venus of Willendorf, now known in academia as the Woman of Willendorf, is an 11 cm (4.3 in) high statuette of a female figure estimated to have been made between 24,000 and 22,000 BCE. It was found in 1908 by a workman named Johann or Josef Veram during excavations conducted by archaeologists Josef Szombathy, Hugo Obermaier and Josef Bayer at a paleolithic site near Willendorf, a village in Lower Austria near the city of Krems (Wikipedia).


Location (N 56°57'16" - E 24°6'39")

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Item Code: lv052; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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