Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Cette dame pourrait nommer son propre prix


Phryné avant Praxitèle; à La Gallerie d'Art du Nouvelle-Galles-du-Sud

Phryné (Φρύνη en grec ancien), était une hétaïre grecque célèbre du IVe siècle av. J.-C, qui a ajustée des prix aux clients dépendant de ce qu'elle a pensé d'eux avec émotion.
Elle a eu pour amants certains des hommes les plus distingués du moment. Ainsi du sculpteur Praxitèle qui, selon Athénée ou encore Pline l'Ancien, l'a utilisée comme modèle pour son Aphrodite de Cnide.

Phryne before Praxiteles at The NSW Art Gallery

This Lady could name her own price.
Phryne was a famous hetaera (courtesan) of Ancient Greece (4th century BC) who adjusted her prices for customers depending upon how she felt about them emotionally. As accounts portray her, she always had her price, and if the customer met it, she would uphold her end of the bargain. She was also the model for the statue of the Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles.

10 comments:

Calusarus said...

Very instructive story.

Gypsy said...

I've just been browsing through all your shots of Sydney. It certainly is a very cosmopolitan city isn't it? It looks like you had a grand time with your family.

Marie said...

Ah ah elle me fait penser à une jeune dame dont on parle beaucoup en France en ce moment et qui a eu des amants distingués et d'autres moins distingués :-)))

Maria said...

Ah...I want to be her.

Jules said...

Wow - she is a bit of a honey!!

But interesting to note - cellulite is centuries old.

Mme Benaut said...

Yes girls I think she is gorgeous too and I love her very long hair.
Jules, I don't think we should mention the "cell..." word.
Gypsy - we did have a wonderful time in Sydney but it is always just as wonderful to come home.
Funny but I thought this photo would attract the boys rather than the girls. I love the Sydney sandstone - beautiful colour and texture too.

Mme Benaut said...

Yes girls I think she is gorgeous too and I love her very long hair.
Jules, I don't think we should mention the "cell..." word.
Gypsy - we did have a wonderful time in Sydney but it is always just as wonderful to come home.
Funny but I thought this photo would attract the boys rather than the girls. I love the Sydney sandstone - beautiful colour and texture too.

lynn said...

Beautiful - interesting too thanks!

lyliane said...

Bonne année 2008 à vous et votre famille.Cela fait drôle de voir des photos de fin d'année à la plage et au soleil, moi je recherche pour cette saison la neige!

home rehab said...

I would have to agree with everyone else, I want to be her!