info@themuseumoutlet.com

Wholesalers, retailers and exclusive licensees to the worlds finest art museums. Since 2005

The wrestlers

Uffizi Gallery, Florence

Be the first to review this product

Availability: In stock

$859.00

Description

Details

The Wrestlers clearly demonstrates how far the technique of Greek classic sculpture had advanced in its depiction of the human body. Five hundred years before, sculptors rigidly displayed the human figure with hips and shoulders aligned, body planes accentuated, and one foot advanced. The creator of this dynamic work chose a moment in an athletic contest when intense muscle strain is about to begin. The intertwining legs and convolution of the bodies draw the eye around the figures in anticipation of movement that seems at any moment to commence. In ancient Greece, wrestling occupied a prominent place in legend and literature; wrestling competition, brutal in many aspects, was the supreme contest of the Olympic Games. The ancient Romans borrowed heavily from Greek wrestling, but eliminated much of its brutality.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Material No
Museum Name No
Color No
Special Price No

Specification

8.5"H x 8.5"W x 5"D (22 x 22 x 13 cm) on marble base, Stone finish

Reviews

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: The wrestlers

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Value
Quality
Price

Tags

Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

You may also be interested in the following product(s)

facebook