John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Art on Sunday: Discobolus

After Myron of Eleutherae (working ca. 480 – 440 B.C.)
Discobolus, ca. 460 – 450 B.C.
Marble
Discobolus
Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, National Museum of Rome

The Olympics end today. I wanted to pay tribute to the Hungary winning its nine Olympic gold medal in water polo, but the artists of the world have been shamefully lax in creating works of fine art featuring that noble sport. So discus throwing it is. This is a Roman copy of a famous lost Greek statue.
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