There are dozens, if not hundreds, of images of Venus which have survived from ancient times. Many of them are curvaceous, in fact some ancient Roman Venus' are even a little plump, and there are many that are slim, but they are never too skinny, for how could Venus look as if she starves herself when she is a Goddess of life and fertility? Neither have I seen any depictions of Venus as obese. Likewise, for most artists since the renaissance Venus has been celebrated as looking like a woman with a healthy body, neither skeletal nor grotesquely overweight. Here follows a celebration of the many portrayals of Venus over the centuries.
Roman Era Venus'
|Fresco of Venus from Pompeii (1st century CE)|
|Celestial Venus (circa 2nd-3rd century CE), Bronze, 25cm|
|Mosaic depicting Venus from Tunisia (circa 3rd century CE)|