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Unformatted text preview: bronze reconstruction. Romans made a lot of copies , because Polykleitos was very famous. Shows athleticism. Javelin thrower. Beautiful muscle definition. Roman copies are not that good. Classical serious face as Archaic smile is gone. The big thing about this sculpture is pose. The weight is on one leg and the other leg is relaxed. It is the way we stand normally. We don’t have this in Egyptian or archaic art. Discus thrower – 450BC , Roman marble copy of the bronze original, life size , made by Myron. Very athletic , amazing masterpiece. Anatomy , realism and the pose are incredible. Riache Two Warriors – bronze , found under the water at the tip of Italy. Anatomy is even more understood. One of them is taking a step. We don’t really know their purpose but based on style and pose we can guess that one had a shield and spare in his hands so we call them warriors. Gods and the athletes are their favorite subjects....
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- Fall '07
- Ancient Greece, Discobolus, Archaic smile, Bronze Original, Original bronze sculpture