The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Blavatsky Lodge Sydney

The Blavatsky Lodge

Suite 8, 599 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW

The Goddess Aphrodite/Venus

Public Talk, 1.00 - 1.00 pm, 4 November 2020.

Featured Speaker:Robijn Alexanda
Venue:The Blavatsky Lodge

Aphrodite/Venus – The Enduring Appeal of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite – Robijn Alexanda

About this Presentation

A look at the history of Aphrodite through Art. This will encompass early figurines from Cyprus when Aphrodite was depicted with both male and female characteristics to the feminine fantasy of Greek sculptor Praxitiles in the C3rd BCE images, Botticelli’s famous painting of the Early Renaissance and more recent interpretations.

An illustrated talk.

About the Presenter

In the 1970s Robijn Z Alexanda was employed to document religious restoration projects in Nepal, and this led to other projects in India and Afghanistan. Robijn studied Asian Art and Religions at the University of British Columbia in Canada and was awarded scholarships to study in India. In Australia Robijn worked at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra on several Asian Art exhibitions and has presented numerous talks. In addition, Robijn has led Art tours related to Religious Art, including Art in the Churches and A Look at Mosques, Temples and Wats.

Visitors are very welcome. Donations are appreciated - includes refreshments after the talk. Our large spiritual library is also open (10 - 5 pm) and you are welcome to browse. We also have a small second-hand book sale section.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING EVEN THE MILDEST OF FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS. STAY HOME AND GET WELL

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