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Madame Gres construction methods

This July I had the privilege of learning the pleating technique Madame Gres used from Madame Pico, a seamstress that worked in her couture .

Athena: Goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, industry, justice and skill.

Athena (Minerva)-virgin goddess of wisdom, justice, and battle strategy; known as a warrior goddess and patron of science and learning; often shown with an owl. Athens is her patron city

Diosa kali

This depiction of Kali and Shiva references the human experience of death. Kali, who represents dissolution mates with Shiva, who represents creation. She drives him mad and he forgets who he is. For a time, Shiva is lost. Such is death.

Neolithic "Council of Goddesses" -- Circa 4200 BCE -- A collection of 15 female clay figurines, 13 are seated on accompanying clay chairs (or thrones), placed facing inward in a circle. Pre-Cucuteni culture of Poduri-Dealul -- Belonging to the Romania Museum of Piatra Neamt.

Dubbed the “Council of Goddesses”, a collection of 15 female clay figurines, 13 are seated on accompanying clay chairs (or thrones), placed facing inward in a circle. Neolithic Pre- Cucuteni culture of Poduri-Dealul Romania Museum of Piatra.

The Goddess Ariadne, keeper of the labyrinth and snakes, Minoan culture, Crete. Ariadne is the goddess of fertility connected to Ishtar (Astarte)

Bronze age Etruscan colony culture of Crete: Ariadne with snakes, a symbol of eternity

Ninhursaga's breasts are her symbol of life. She suckled all the kings, and has been said to be the mother of all Sumer's people. But she is no pushover or mere brood-cow.

Ninhursaga's breasts are her symbol of life. She suckled all the kings, and has been said to be the mother of all Sumer's people. But she is no pushover or mere brood-cow. In many cultures, milk still represents the sacred, divine love of a Great Mother.

Venus figurine from Kostenki  | 23 000 - 21 000 BC. Limestone    H 10.2 cm.   This figurine represents the Palaeolithic ‘Venus’, with overlarge breasts and belly. The faceless head bends towards the chest while the arms are pressed to the body with hands on the belly. Covering the surface of the head are rows of incisions indicating a hair style or cap. Relief work in the form of a tight plait convey a breast ornament tied up at the back. There are bracelets on the arms.

mini-girlz: “ Kostenki Venus 23 000 - 21 000 BC Limestone H cm This figurine represents the Palaeolithic ‘Venus’, with overlarge breasts and belly. The faceless head bends towards the chest while the arms are pressed to the body with hands on.