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Saturday, October 13, 2012

PYGMALION ~ "..in pursuit of the perfect woman.."

Myth on Screen: "..in pursuit of the perfect woman.."

Why has the myth of Pygmalion and his ivory statue proved so inspirational for writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, and directors and creators of films and television series? The ‘authorised' version of the story appears in the epic poem of transformations, Metamorphoses, by the first-century CE Latin poet Ovid; in which the bard Orpheus narrates the legend of the sculptor king of Cyprus whose beautiful carved woman was brought to life by the goddess Venus.

Ovid's Pygmalion ~ Myth on Screen: "..in pursuit of the perfect woman.."
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  The Pygmalion Myth
  Greek mythology
Pygmalion fell in love with a statue of the goddess Aphrodite and prayed for
 a wife as gorgeous as the statue. When Aphrodite saw the sculpture she brought
 it to life. Pygmalion and the woman married.  //“Metamorphoses” by Ovid.. //   
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In Ovid 

Depiction of Ovid's narrative by Jean Raoux.

In Alimo's narrative:
".. Pygmalion was a Cypriot goldsmith who was interested in sculpture; he carved a woman out of ivory. According to Ovid, after seeing the Propoetides prostituting themselves (more accurately, they denied the divinity of Venus and she thus "reduced" them to prostitution), he was "not interested in women",[4] but his statue was so fair and realistic that he fell in love with it.
In time, Venus' festival day came, and Pygmalion made offerings at the altar of Venus. There, he quietly wished that his ivory sculpture would be changed to a real woman. When he returned home, he kissed his ivory statue and found that its lips felt warm. He kissed it again and touched her breasts with his hand and found that the ivory lost its hardness. Venus had granted Pygmalion's wish.
And Pygmalion married the ivory sculpture changed to a woman under Venus' blessing..."

File:Château de Versailles, salon des nobles, Pygmalion priant Vénus d'animer sa statue, Jean-Baptiste Regnault.jpg