Discobolos

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The Roman rhetorician and satirist Lucian of Samosata c. Myron has created the enduring pattern of athletic energy. The perfect Aryan body, the white colour [of the marble], the beautiful, ideal white male: No Copyright Infringement intended.

The marble was almost fully in tact. The Italian archaeologist Giovanni Battista Visconti identified the sculpture as a copy from the original of Myron.

Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower), Roman copy of an ancient Greek bronze

Reputation in the past[ edit ] The discobolus motif on an Attic red-figured cup, ca. The head was wrongly restored, as Richard Payne Knight pointed out, but Townley was convinced his was the original and better copy.

The Palombrara Discobolus was instantly famous. In Adolf Hitler negotiated to Discobolos it, and eventually succeeded inwhen Galeazzo Ciano, Minister of Foreign Affairs, sold it to him Discobolos five million lire, over the protests of Giuseppe Bottai, Minister of Education, and the scholarly community.

The athlete is now part of real space, suggested by the imminence of movement and by the attitude of the young man, which goes beyond the "contrapposto" developed by Polycletus.

Here, however, action is imminent, and the work goes well beyond the example of Polyclitus. The head was wrongly restored, as Richard Payne Knight soon pointed out, but Townley was convinced his was the original and better copy.

Discobolus 20th-century bronze cast from ancient Roman marble copy of Greek bronze original by Myron, BC Location: Follow on Facebook and Twitter.

A follower of the school of Polyclitus of Argos, Naucydes remained faithful to the teaching of his master, as can be seen in this work. Roman copy with incorrectly restored head. Discobolus athlete engaged in the discus throw boasts vigorous and convincing movement in a perfect made form.

Regarding the action of the discus thrower, Clark wrote: Examples of the Discobolus of Myron include: A replica of the Naucydes discobolus This type of representation is attested by several other Roman copies agreed to be replicas of a bronze work, now lost, attributed to the Greek sculptor Naucydes of Argos.

Over the centuries, notes Dr. The Italian archeologist Carlo Fea identified the sculpture as a copy from the original of Myron. John Ringling liked the Chiurazzi copies so much, that he purchased three of them - the others were placed at St.

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The moment captured in the statue is an example of rhythmos, harmony and balance. However, the mutilated copy had been wrongly restored. This goes considerably beyond the model proscribed by Polycletus. Portrayal of an athlete about to stand for the throw This statue of a discobolus, or discus thrower, was part of the collection of antiquities at the Villa Borghese in Rome, where it stood with three other athletes around the Gladiator, which entered the Louvre at the same period - aroundwhen Napoleon Bonaparte purchased the collection from his brother-in-law, Prince Camillo Borghese.

Used for illustrative purposes only. Discobolos is often credited as being the first sculpture to master this style. He looks down the head is a modern addition by the sculptor Pacetticoncentrating on the accuracy of the coming throw.

The sculpture was well-known in the ancient world.Discobolus of Myron Roman bronze copy of Myron’s Discobolus, 2nd century AD, Glyptothek, Munich, Germany The Discobolus or “discus thrower” is one of the most iconic artworks of classical antiquity.

The Discobolus ("discus thrower") is a famous Roman marble copy of a lost Greek bronze original of Myron completed during the zenith of the classical period between BC. Myron's Discobolus was long known from descriptions. Media in category "Discobolus" The following 70 files are in this category, out of 70 total.

The Discobolus of Myron ("discus thrower", Greek: Δισκοβόλος, Diskobólos) is a Greek sculpture completed towards the end of the Severe Period, figuring a youthful ancient Greek athlete throwing discus, circa – BC.

Discobolus of Myron

Discobolus definition at mi-centre.com, a free online dictionary with pronunciation, synonyms and translation. Look it up now! This statue of a discobolus, or discus thrower, was part of the collection of antiquities at the Villa Borghese in Rome, where it stood with three other athletes around the Gladiator, which entered the Louvre at the same period - aroundwhen Napoleon Bonaparte purchased the collection from his brother-in-law, Prince Camillo Borghese.

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