Myron (the 5th century b.C.)

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Myron, Greek sculptor, lived in the 5th century b.C.. He worked mainly in bronze and introduced a greater variety of pose into Greek sculpture: statues of athletes (Lada, Discobolo), of Gods and heroes (Eretteo, Perseo, Atena, Eracle, Apollo), of animals (Vacca). But with the certainty there are only three works executed by Myron: Discobolo (Discus-thrower) (pictured: Roman marble copy called Torso da Castel Porziano) (Rome, National Museum), Atena e Marsia, and Anadoumenos. The main characteristics of the art of Myron are movement, life and dynamic balance of the marble sculptures, making such an impression on a viewer that seems like his Discobolo will throw the discus in the next second.
apollonio discobolo

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