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The Dancing Venus by Pelycosaur24 The Dancing Venus by Pelycosaur24

My Entry for the February Contest at :iconpalaeolithikum:

The Topic was “Art of the Paleolithic” and I chose the Venus vom Galgenberg as the subject of my drawing. upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…

I thought I’d draw what I imagine the scene that inspired the Stone Age artist might have looked like. :D

This 7,2 cm tall figurine made from Serpentine was found in Lower Austria (25km from the finding spot of the much more famous Venus von Willendorf) and dates to around 36.000 BP. Together with the Venus von Holefels she is considered the oldest known humanoid figurine.

The Interpretation of the posture ranges from a dancer to a hunter with a club. I obviously went with the former. The structure I drew as the bend left arm is often seen as a breast – which would make sense but would have led to an anatomically awkward drawing. So I gave her some kind of fur cloak to stand in for what is probably the actual left arm. The statue was nicknamed “Fanny” after Fanny Elßner a 19th century Austrian Ballerina.

I hope you like it!

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Tito-Mosquito Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That could have happened. :D
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I am glad you share my Idea :D
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Nontaroff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
O! It is very nice!!:D (Big Grin) 
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
Thank you :D
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Nontaroff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hi! 
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
this is truly an interesting drawing!! I like your interpretation of this Venus
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Thank you very much :D
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grassa48 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I thought those shadows looked like a Paleolithic Venus! Great piece and great idea!
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Thank you! I am glad to see my concept was clearly visible! :D
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DinoArt65 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Artist
Love the outfit
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Thank you! :)
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DinoArt65 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Artist
You're welcome
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bhut Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Whoa! This is amazing!
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:iconpelycosaur24:
Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Thank you :D
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bhut Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
You're welcome.
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Michael2K17 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful.
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Pelycosaur24 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Thank you!
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Michael2K17 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
No problem.
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