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XXXXXXXXXXXXXAR215 Art History Response EssayDiscobolus StatueMy view of art growing up seemed to be more of an interest in sculptures andpottery. Pottery interested me the most in the art world, because I’m a kenotic or handson type person. Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing paintings and drawingsthat are out there, but they do not get my interest like the three dimensional pieces of arthave. While doing research for this paper, I knew that I would be more inclined to talkabout a statue rather than a drawing or painting. I decided to choose and write about astatue I’ve seen depicted as a trophy at a track meet many years ago. So, I researchedthe original and found it. I hope I can depict this piece of art in a way that brings detailand beauty to the reader. The wonderful piece of art I choose is named “The Discobolus of Myronor “discus thrower”. This beautiful statue is on display in the National Museum of Rome. While researching this statute, I was able to read a little background about the statue such as, “This statue was notoriously sold to Adolf Hitler in 1938 as a trophy of the Aryan race, but returned to Italy in 1948. The Discobolus Statue was pictured on the official poster for the London Olympics in 1948. The poster is now in the British Museum” (Hidden History, March 28th, 2017). The Discobolus Statue is from the villa ofthe Emperor Hadrian at Tivoli, Italy.

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