Even a great performer needs an audience, but that is something the Venus de Milo never has to worry about. Like the Mona Lisa, Venus is never alone. The two most popular women in the Louvre, I imagine. ;-)
Funny thing, considering that this is the most famous piece of Greek sculpture in the world, I wonder how unrecognizable it would be in its original form, with both its arms, painted and bejeweled. Just yesterday at work we were trying to decide if we would prefer a camera that photographed into the future or one that photographed into the past. Most of my co-workers wanted future cameras, mainly so they could photograph horse races and such. I think I would prefer the past camera. Would be pretty cool to see this statue as it was originally displayed, whole and in color.