Rated 4 out of 5 by Gora Good value for the price
It was a good value for the price, but the color was more gray than white and the material appeared to be "cheap". Also the dimensions of the statue did not quite match the dimensions stated in the website.
February 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ThomasR Bath perfect.
Purchased for our new bath, It's perfect both in size and looks.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
by NJ98art great buy
Love this purchase! It is very well made and priced right compare to portraits and other statues.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dagosto Looks good, but not as a focal point
The "Venus of Arles" is sometimes said to be "by Praxiteles," which is so misleading as to be basically a flat-out lie. #You can read the whole story on Wikipedia.# No works "by Praxiteles" survive today. Still, it's a graceful and charming work of #mostly# classical sculpture.
This replica, available in different sizes, appears accurate. Its main drawback is, it's made of polyresin. Polyresin doesn't look like marble or any other stone; it looks like polyresin. No matter which size you get, it'll come off best if you don't draw too much attention to it. It's great and economical for filling up this corner or that garden niche, but not something you'd want to place front-and-center. It's not gonna make people's jaws drop.
On the plus side, polyresin is much easier to care for, especially outdoors, than marble or any other stone, and also much lighter and portable. And the price is good, so it's a value, yessirree.
Consider placement too. Here, Venus is depicted with her head down and glance even further down. You'll want to have it so her head is above the viewer's; elsewise, they'll be tended to tilt their head to the side in an unconscious attempt to meet her gaze.
I do recommend it, as long as you're not thinking it will be the centerpiece of your décor. And whichever size you select, I highly recommend placing it so Venus's head is well above that of any viewers.
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by annmarieh GORGEOUS!!
love it in my window going upstairs. Many see it and ask where I purchased it and of course some of my family & a friend bought one from this site. Well made and looks like real stone. Well packeage and fast shipping, I highly suggest buying this beautiful statue.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LMANLEY BEAUTIFUL
WELL MADE AND A GREAT SIZE. I AM THRILLED WITH THIS PURCHASE.
January 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by AvidAntiquarian A lovely addition to my collection...
This graceful Goddess of Love is presently on the top of my tall book shelf in my living room, and her classical resplendence dominates the scene. She appears to be quite durable in construction, and is undoubtedly a statue that will have a special place in my collection for years to come.
As always, the packaging provided by DT was impeccable, insuring the statue reached me in one piece..
I would definitely recommend this item.
November 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by FusionArtist Manly Venus
I have purchased from Design Toscano before and will certainly do so again. My intent is to use the sculpture for cast drawings, so my point of view is one of careful observation. Overall, the statue is a terrific value for its size. What I feel is lacking, however, is the feminine features of her face and upper torso. If you are looking for an element of decor, it is certainly a pleasing effort, but look closely, and the masculine overtones are too apparent for my taste.
November 11, 2013